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    Hawaii Wing focuses on post-Olivia missions

    Hawaii Wing focuses on post-Olivia missions

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman | Civil Air Patrol Cols. Tim Hahn and Brian Bishop, and Lt. Col. Richard Ouellette,...... read more read more



    Story by Capt. Jennifer Herrington 

    Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary)

    by Capt. (CAP) Jennifer Herrington
    Hawaii Wing, Civil Air Patrol

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – Tropical Storm Olivia moved through Maui County Sept. 12, 2018, as Civil Air Patrol’s Hawaii Wing shifted from pre-landfall mission execution to post-storm mission planning.

    Wing aircrews completed potentially life-saving tropical storm warning flights Sept. 11 around the islands of Molokai, Lanai and Kauai, broadcasting announcements about Olivia's approach via loudspeaker. Such flights are particularly important for residents and visitors on remote coastlines who may not be aware of the storm’s approach and may be faced with a day’s hike to safety.

    Within the next 48 hours, the wing anticipates completing post-landfall aerial photography over the Big Island and Maui. Incident command post staff on Oahu and the Big Island will be prioritizing target areas of potential flood impact as Olivia makes its way through the state today.

    Civil Air Patrol Col. Chantal Lonergan, wing commander, praised the all-volunteer aircrews and incident command post staff for their dedication to Civil Air Patrol and its customers, such as the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

    “Thanks to the efforts of our volunteer professionals, we will continue to serve as a force-multiplier, providing timely responses to our customers’ requests for aerial shoreline warnings, low route surveys and key infrastructure photo reconnaissance,” Lonergan said.



    Date Taken: 09.13.2018
    Date Posted: 09.14.2018 10:47
    Story ID: 292795
    Location: HONOLULU, HI, US 

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