IMAGES: Coast Guard Evacuates 99 People, 13 Pets From St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
By Space Coast Daily // September 12, 2017
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The Coast Guard evacuated 99 people and 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands after impact of Hurricane Irma, Tuesday.
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew transported 78 adults, 21 kids and 13 pets off St. Thomas to the cutter and transferred them to the Norwegian Sky cruise ship, where they will be transported to Puerto Rico.
The Coast Guard and it’s partner agencies continuously work closely together to bring post-storm relief through maintaining a maritime presence, bring supplies and equipment ashore along with other emergency responders to assist the victims of Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The islands of St. Thomas and St. John were severely impacted by the Category 5 hurricane Sept. 6 and left multiple people without power and water.
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