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MCAS evacuation order lifted

  • Photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley Phillips, MCAS A fallen tree lies on the ground in the wake of Hurricane Irma aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Sept. 11. The remain behind element, composed of Marines, Sailors, and civilians worked from sun up till sun down restoring power and clearing debris to return MCAS Beaufort to normal operations.

The evacuation order for MCAS Beaufort non-essential personnel was lifted at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

After Hurricane Irma passed through the Beaufort area and the conditions allowed outdoor movement, the destructive weather team was assessing the damage and working to restore the air station to normal operations.

MCAS urges personnel to contact their chain of command to determine when they are expected to check in for work. It is also important that MCAS Beaufort personnel communicate potentially unique travel situations to their chain of command.

Everyone returning to the Beaufort area is encouraged to plan for delays and traffic as many people are attempting to return. For information about impacts in Beaufort County, the Beaufort County Emergency Management Division’s number is 1-800-963-5023.

For more information, call the MCAS Beaufort community response line at 843-228-6229 or the destructive weather hotline at 1-800-343-0639 (Option 1).

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