Aug. 30, 2017 - As the storm moves east, additional staff are arriving, and pre-deployed Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) teams are working on issues left by the storm and floods. Currently OR&R is supporting the U.S. Coast Guard and Incident Command Posts in Corpus Christi, Houston, Port Arthur, and New Orleans. As water levels abate, the focus of these command posts will expand to include pollution and hazardous debris issues. Additional teams are scheduled to arrive in Houston later this week.
OR&R addresses issues such as marine debris, as well as oil and chemical spills in the coastal environment. OR&R provides scientific support to the U.S. Coast Guard at coastal disasters.
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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