Coast Guard Saves Menagerie from N.D. Floods

29.03.09

Categorie: Americas, Relief |

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Fargo, North Dakota was spared major flooding when the Red River crested at a lower level than expected. Not taking any chances, the Coast Guard deployed five helicopters, two airplanes and more than 100 people, and rescued 85 people, 14 dogs, 14 cats and three birds. That’s right: birds, presumably parrots or other caged pets.

Pets everywhere benefit from our post-Katrina hyper-preparedness.

(Photo: Coast Guard)

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One Response to “Coast Guard Saves Menagerie from N.D. Floods”

  1. JJ says:

    On of the many components of ICS is recognizing the affect of leaving pets behind during major disaster. Shortly after Thad Allen became Commandant he recognized the need for greater awareness and mandated ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 for all employees. Many leaderships positions required 300 and 400.

    This has made for a more responsive, better trained and compationate Coast Guard during events like this.

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