Tribute to the Seventh Coast Guard District Awardees Announced

Posted on October 31, 2017

The Coast Guard Foundation will honor Coast Guard members who have responded to hurricanes and natural disasters in the southeast region during in the last year, including the most recent hurricanes - Irma and Maria - at the 2017 Tribute to the Seventh District in Fort Lauderdale on November 16.

Following Hurricane Harvey’s Texas landfall, which called on many Seventh District assets to support the response there, the month of September brought two more hurricanes to the area. Irma and Maria, both category-five hurricanes, did not impact a city or a region, but all of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the entire state of Florida, as well as coastal regions of Georgia and South Carolina. The storms brought 185 mile-per-hour winds, mass destruction and catastrophic flooding to the area.