Forty-three have gone to help in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, using a 22-foot Special Air Boat. This boat and the Coast Guard helicopter out of Waukegan, Illinois were used to rescue 5,000 stranded Texans in the first 12 days. They also monitored water pollution.
"So anything that was floating that might pose a hazardous substance that was part of our response," said LTJG Paul Grotelueschen.
Nineteen members from Milwaukee went down to Florida to also help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
Now, more devastation and more of our U.S. Coast Guard are needed. This time they are not bringing any boats. They are on the ground to help with disaster relief.