Hurricane preparations

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  1. educ8

    educ8 Member

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    I was just curious what kind of preparations and contingencies the CGA has for this or any other hurricane. Just some thoughts: Where would they evac the cadets to in case of an evacuation order? What do they do with the Eagle and the sail boats? When was the last big hurricane to influence New London?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    If a cutter isn't sheltered they get underway. Nice thing about CGA that you don't get with USNA...CGA is up on a hill. Lower field has a few facilities, but the vast majority of the buildings are well above an area a storm surge would affect.
     
  3. Luigi59

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    Th boats have been removed from the water.

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    Tim Martin/The Day

    They'll get flooding downtown in New London, but the academy should be fine. The storm is expected to hit that area as a Cat 1, and produce 10 inches of rain.

    Hopefully those big beautiful tress around the parade grounds will survive the high winds and soft ground.
     
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    At least one college in CT, the University of New Haven, evacuated today for the weekend. Kids were moving in today and by the end of the day were sent home.

    Also, the CGA base at Cape May is being evacuated...personnel sent to Ft. Dix.
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    That would be Coast Guard TRACEN Cape May...not CGA. The base is located between two bodies of water at sea level. I can't imagine the surge will be kind.
     
  6. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    We also have a recall setup in place just in case Command decides to pull cadets back from liberty to the Academy. Its set up via an Alert system so we'll all get the text or phone call. We also follow our Chain of Command by letting our 1/c division officer know where we are if the recall happens. All of the boats are pulled out of the water and the crew are off Eagle as they are on stand down right now. Should be interesting but I'm more worried about my family at home in NJ.

    Shout out to Fort Dix and McGuire by the way...spent middle school and high school growing up on the base. Proud daughter of two Air Force parents (E9 and E8)! The Coast Guard officers and enlisted moved there will be in good hands. :thumb:
     
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    I'm pretty close to TRACEN...hope they get to Ft. Dix ok... All of Cape May has been evacuated...
     
  8. Lynpar

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    Hey, why don't you host the KP kids for a couple night sleepover? We parents are setting our hair on fire figuring out weather to bring them home, leave them there, what about this, what about that? Plane tickets are how much :eek: You guys could compete all weekend long! :thumb:
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    For two reason...KPers usually carry mites, and the Coast Guard doesn't want a mite infestation in Chase Hall. Also, why compete for a weekend? There is no competition! :wink:
     
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    The Day newspaper is reporting "no major damage" from the storm in New London. An old oak tree fell across a driveway, but downtown buildings are fine.
     

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