New Footage Released of CBP Air and Marine Operations Supporting Relief Efforts in Panama City
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is helping with recovery efforts in the Southeastern United States as another major hurricane blew ashore—leaving a path of destruction in its wake. New footage has been released of a CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Black Hawk aircrew rescuing two individuals from an area inaccessible to ground vehicles in Panama City following Hurricane Michael.
Category 4 Hurricane Michael with its winds near 155 mph – just two mph short of it being the strongest Category 5 hurricane – made landfall in the Florida panhandle and tracked through Georgia and the Carolinas, less than a month after Hurricane Florence came through much of the same, waterlogged area with devastating winds, rain and floodwaters. Much like the response to Florence, CBP is working to help local, state and federal officials with damage from the storm.
During an emergency, CBP’s emergency response is conducted in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Response Framework. CBP works closely with local and federal law enforcement partners to assist with life-saving efforts.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.