Aug. 28, 2017 - As the Tropical Storm Harvey passes the affected areas of Texas and Louisiana, including the Houston/Galveston metropolitan areas, scientists from NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration are standing by, pre-deployed within the region to work on pollution response.
OR&R provides scientific support to the U.S. Coast Guard at coastal disasters. OR&R scientists address issues such as marine debris, as well as oil and chemical spills in the coastal environment.
NOAA plays a major role in hurricane response on the nation’s coasts. NOAA's National Weather Service is on the front line as the trusted, round-the-clock source of information about severe weather threats. Emergency managers and the public alike depend on them to provide accurate and timely storm predictions and forecasts.
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