Coast Guard receiving over 1,000 emergency calls per hour, says commandant

Adm. Paul Zukunft said the Coast Guard is still in the emergency response phase of the storm.
1:13 | 08/30/17

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Transcript for Coast Guard receiving over 1,000 emergency calls per hour, says commandant
We are still very much in the emergency response phase of this historic storm. Our number one priority right now is recovering survivors. Over thousands yesterday. But these are numbers these are people. Arm and I just want to you know put myself in the shoes these community members whose lives have really been turned upside down. So we will be there for as long as it takes now's a storm is starting to shift to the east we will be able to shift our resources to the east as well so. We will be able stay in front of this we're getting great support from the National Guard from the state of Texas. The entire first response community this has truly been a unified effort in I can't emphasize enough the great work. Circuits Americans are doing as well. Bob Becker Coast Guard headquarters I now have 32 watched Anders standing watch around the clock because that 911 calls. Had inundated the call centers Texas. We're taking that overflow ever receiving over a thousand calls per hour. So we are not out of this by any long stretch yet and we will be sent her brought us as we continue to watch the storm move on. And then as we move into a long road to recovery.

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