A small plane ran out of fuel and was ditched in the ocean several miles off Hawaii's coast, but the pilot was rescued by Coast Guard crews who had flown alongside and coached him on crash landing in the choppy seas.
The Coast Guard reopened the swollen Mississippi River north of New Orleans on Tuesday, allowing cargo vessels on the nation's busiest waterway to pass slowly, one at a time in the latest effort to reduce pressure from rising floodwaters.
The U.S. Coast Guard is on patrol in eastern Walsh County. This video, recorded Saturday, shows Guard members from Detroit's Coast Guard Station Belle Isle using airboats in floodwaters to conduct wellness checks and other critical functions. Open the article link, then look down the page to see the video.
We have vested too much authority in national officials who are really smart, but who are really distant. We should be leaving more power with local officials, who may not be as expert, but who have the advantage of being there on the ground.
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