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U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

November 01, 2012


U.S. Coast Guard

Contact: U.S.C.G. New York Public Information

Email: uscg.sandyresponse@gmail.com

Office: (718) 354-4270

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook NJ begins recovery after Hurricane Sandy

U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crews, who evacuated prior to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, conducted a damage assessment on the housing, station buildings, and boat piers in an effort to begin clean up operations after the storm. Crewmembers removed hazardous debris, stabilized structures, and cleared damaged equipment from the buildings during the operation. 
 
“I always see destruction on the news and want to respond, but I never thought I’d be the response,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Emilio Sanchez, who helped remove soaked carpet from the station buildings.
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 Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crewmembers strip away soaked carpet in barracks rooms, Nov. 1, 2012, that had an estimated four feet of water in them while Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J. Several Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crewmembers strip away soaked carpet in barracks rooms, Nov. 1, 2012, that had an estimated four feet of water in them while Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J. Several Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

 U.S. Coast Guard logistics crews inspect Coast Guard Sandy Hook facilities, Nov. 1, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J. Several Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

U.S. Coast Guard logistics crews inspect Coast Guard Sandy Hook facilities, Nov. 1, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J. Several Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

 A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crewmember's soaked hat sits on a desk after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012. Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crewmember's soaked hat sits on a desk after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012. Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

 The Coast Guard Sandy Hook base sign becomes surrounded by flood waters, Nov. 1, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J. Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton

The Coast Guard Sandy Hook base sign becomes surrounded by flood waters, Nov. 1, 2012, after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area near Sandy Hook, N.J. Coast Guard facilities were destroyed after flooding over the area.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

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