11 Sep '17, 12am

#USNavy @NASKeyWest essential personnel weathering #HurricaneIrma

JACKSONVILLE, Fla (NNS) -- Naval Air Station Key West personnel who remained behind on the base, including commanding officer Capt. Bobby Baker, are in constant communication with Navy Region Southeast and are doing well as they weather the storm in a local hotel built to withstand a category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Irma arrived just after 9 a.m. Sept. 10 as a Category 4 storm. As weather conditions improve, and when safe to do so, installation personnel will assess the damage and work with Navy Region Southeast and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast to begin the work of restoring the base to full mission capability. NAS Key West Sailors and civilian employees who are part of the base's reconstitution plan should not return until directed to do so. As the base works to restore operations, the command will contact reconstitution personnel and provide specific dir...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102346

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