Military, Public Service, Regulatory

FEMA Dispatches Hawks to Louisiana

By Staff Writer | August 31, 2012

Emergency Medical Service, Humanitarian, Observation/Patrol, Search and Rescue, Special Ops

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has deployed Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and SH-60 Seahawk helicopters from Ft. Campbell, Ky. and Norfolk Naval Air Station, Va., respectively, to assist in search and rescue efforts in areas ravaged by Hurricane Isaac on Aug. 29. The aircraft will primarily operate in and around Plaquemines parish, a low-lying area in southern Louisiana where the Category 1 hurricane made landfall.
Related: National Guard Picks Goodrich For UH-60A/L Rescue Hoists

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