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MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

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Destructive Weather Photos
Hurricane Katrina
"Katrina is comparable in intensity to Hurricane Camille of 1969, only larger," warned the National Hurricane Center on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. By this time, Hurricane Katrina was set to become one of the most powerful storms to strike the United States, with winds of 160 miles per hour and stronger gusts.
HURRICANE KATRINA
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Beaty, 29, of Long Island, N.Y., looks for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Beaty is a member of an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew sent from Clearwater, Fla., to assist in search and rescue efforts.
HURRICANE KATRINA
Coast Guard Station Gulfport Mississippi was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
HURRICANE KATRINA
Coast Guard Station Gulfport Mississippi destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
HURRICANE KATRINA
A helmet frames the New Orleans flooding from Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Gracie damage
Hurricane Gracie hit Parris Island in September 1959.
Hurricane Gracie damage
Hurricane Gracie hit Parris Island in September 1959.
Hurricane destruction
The 1940 South Carolina hurricane was a Category 2 hurricane.
MCRD/ERR Parris Island Emergency Management Program

The mission of the depot's emergency management program is to provide policy and oversight on all depot emergency management initiatives in order to ensure mitigation, preparation, response and recovery to emergencies and disasters in an all-hazards environment. Focused on saving lives, reducing human suffering and reducing great property loss, the program will:

  • Develop plans and procedures to ensure the highest levels of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Maintain a comprehensive, risked-based, multi-hazard emergency management and training program.
  • Coordinate with federal, state and local resources for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery operations.
POINT OF CONTACT

Emergency management inquiries may be directed to:

Depot Emergency Operations Center

(843) 228-3712 or email

Command Duty Officer

(843) 228-2469

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