Posted October 14, 2018 09:59:18 The Coast Guard will be sending more Coast Guard officers to New York City on a two-week deployment to help the city respond to a mass drowning crisis.
The Coast Guard has been responding to the flooding in New York since Tuesday and will be using a variety of assets including search and rescue, search and recovery, rescue teams and search and rescues.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the deployment Thursday, which will begin on Friday.
He said it will be an opportunity for the Coast Guard to provide assistance to New Yorkers who may be stranded or in need of assistance, and to provide them with additional support.
“Coast Guard officers will work with search and search-and-rescue teams, and rescue teams, who will assist the Coast Guards officers in searching for victims in the water and on the shoreline.
They will also work with the Department of Homeland Security, which has the power to grant visas for foreign law enforcement officers to help respond to emergencies.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Thursday, the deployment, which would begin on Thursday.
He also announced that New York’s Coast Guard deployed two search and-rescues teams to the city in preparation for an expected surge in flooding on the city’s beaches and in parts of the city that are already saturated.
The deployment is part of a broader Coast Guard mission to help New Yorkers.
The Coast Guards mission includes two coast guard stations on Long Island, the USS Essex, and the USS Maine, which are deployed to the U.S. and are operating as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.