BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Just over two months into hurricane season, the Louisiana National Guard (LANG) and other rescue operations within the state of Louisiana are continuing efforts to prepare for potential weather-related emergency situations that may arise.
Airmen with the 159th Fighter Wing used the first weekend in August to conduct search and rescue water training and instruction regarding safe boat maneuvers.
LANG shared these recent efforts with the public via its official Facebook page, stating, “The Cajun Navy 2016 and Gulf States Dive and Rescue assisted with the training by providing real-world insight from their past experiences, reiterating the importance of maintaining familiarity with the vessel and thorough training.”
The organization added, “Search and rescue operations are an integral part of the wing’s mission following natural disasters to ensure the safety of Louisiana’s citizens.”
According to the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center (NHCNOAA), the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.
Some experts say there is a 49% chance that one major hurricane will strike the Gulf coast during the 2022 hurricane season.
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