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Special Report: Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys Sept. 10, and made landfall a second time on Marco Island on the state’s Gulf Coast.

The Defense Department had troops and equipment positioned to respond, while continuing to assist authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. U.S. Northern Command is coordinating the response with support from several DoD components, including the Navy.

Florida Navy Bases Prepare for Irma
Sept. 3

Navy installations throughout Florida are preparing for heavy weather as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida.

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Naval Station Mayport Sends Ships to Sea Ahead of Hurricane Irma
Sept. 7

As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

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USS Wasp, USS Kearsarge, USS Oak Hill Support Relief Mission in Virgin Islands
Sept. 7

The amphibious assault ships USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) along with the Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are supporting the lead federal agency in providing humanitarian relief efforts for Hurricane Irma.

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When Should Navy Personnel Evacuate?
Sept. 7

Non-essential personnel were evacuated from Naval Air Station Key West Sept. 6 in advance of Hurricane Irma, which remains a Category 5 storm.

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USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Iwo Jima, USS New York and USS Farragut Underway
Sept. 8

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Phil Davidson, has ordered the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) to get underway Sept. 8, to be in position to provide humanitarian relief in support of federal, state and local authorities if requested.

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NAVSUP Supports Hurricane Harvey Response
Sept. 8

As the Navy prepares for Hurricane Irma, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) is aiding the Hurricane Harvey relief by providing supplies, services and quality-of-life support.

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NAVFAC Southeast CERT Prepares for Deployments as Hurricane Irma Heads for Florida
Sept. 8

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast is forming Contingency Engineering Response Teams (CERTs) in preparation of any damage to Naval facilities in the path of Hurricane Irma.

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NAVFAC Southeast Regional Call Center Relocates Due to Hurricane Irma’s Path
Sept. 8

Members of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Regional Call Center (RCC) are headed to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Sept. 8, to relocate operations before Hurricane Irma reaches the Jacksonville, Florida area.

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Training for Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Proves Beneficial during Hurricane Irma
Sept. 9

Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay is preparing for Hurricane Irma utilizing skills honed during a recent three-day Hospital Incident Command System training course.

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Powerful Prediction: Finding a better way to forecast hurricane strength
Sept. 9

As Hurricane Irma approaches U.S. shores, researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) are using air-dropped autonomous sensors to compile real-time ocean observations to help forecasters predict the strength of future tropical storms.

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Communication Key During an Evacuation
Sept. 9

Many Navy personnel have evacuated to safe havens in advance of Hurricane Irma. Now that they’re safely out of the way, what’s the next step?

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Facebook Live update with NAS Key West Commanding Officer
Sept. 9

NAS Key West Irma Update

NAS Key West's Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker with a Hurricane Irma update from Key West, Florida.NFAAS: https://navyfamily.navy.mil

Posted by U.S. Navy on Saturday, September 9, 2017

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