Coast Guard Continues Hurricane Michael Response

MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard crews continued response efforts along the path of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Coast Guard Hurricane Michael Response Information Center said in an Oct. 11 release.

As of 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, Coast Guard crews had rescued approximately 40 people and assisted 232.

Coast Guard shallow-water response teams have been conducting search-and-rescue efforts and removing debris from the roadways to ensure emergency services are able to access the roads. The shallow-water response teams helped assist 142 nursing home patients to a bus that transferred them to a safe haven at a Pensacola hospital.

Coast Guard Port Evaluation Assessment Teams are assessing damage caused by the hurricane and have been actively engaged with port partners to ensure reopening of Pensacola and Panama City waterways.

Coast Guard pollution responders are evaluating waterfront facilities, sunken, damaged or capsized vessels and conducting overflights to ensure mitigation of hazards to the maritime environment.