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Coast Guard conducts overflights of Eastern Gulf Coast following Sally's landfall

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 11:38:47-04

The Coast Guard says crews have started conducting search and rescue overflights Wednesday morning along the Eastern Gulf Coast Region for Hurricane Sally post-storm operations.

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews conducted overflights along Gulfport, Mississippi and Fort Morgan, Alabama coastlines. The aircrews were conducting search and rescue overflights to check for anyone in distress, they said.

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The US Coast Guard conducts overflight search and rescue operations along the Eastern Gulf Coast on Wednesday following Hurricane Sally's landfall. - September 16, 2020

As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard reported that there were no reports of post-storm emergency distress calls or search and rescue incidents.

The public is asked to heed safety advice from local officials and remember Coast Guard personnel and other emergency responders may not be able to evacuate or rescue those in danger during the storm.

People in life threatening danger should call 911 to report distress, the Coast Guard says.

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The US Coast Guard conducts overflight search and rescue operations along the Eastern Gulf Coast on Wednesday following Hurricane Sally's landfall. - September 16, 2020

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