Military Personnel Notice: Reporting instructions updates, Forecast impacts from Hurricane Michael
MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ PERSONNEL:
- Based on the current Hurricane Michael forecast data, non-essential MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ personnel will be released from duty with command approval at 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 and will observe a two-hour reporting delay Friday, Oct. 12.
- Delay will help prevent commuters from driving during periods of darkness with potential flooding, debris and other hazards on area roads.
II MEF PERSONNEL:
- Non-essential personnel assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force will be released at 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 and will report at 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.
DoDEA SCHOOL INFORMATION:
- Camp Lejeune District Schools will release secondary (middle/high) schools at 11:30 a.m. and will release elementary schools at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be no afternoon/PM Pre-K session on Thursday.
- Lunch will be made available and served to all students prior to dismissal.
- Students and staff will observe a two-hour reporting delay on Friday. There will be no morning/AM Pre-K session on Friday.
MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES INFORMATION:
- Out of an abundance of caution, all MCCS facilities will close today (Thursday, Oct. 11) at 12 p.m., with the exception of the Inns of the Corps (which never closes). Child Development Centers will close at 1 p.m.
- On Friday, Oct. 12, all MCCS activities, without exception, will open on a two-hour delay.
- MCCS employees must choose the MCCS employees option (7), when calling the 451-1717 line for any updates.
STORM SHELTER INFORMATION:
Camp Lejeune will have one shelter open at Building FC-565 for those who want to seek shelter. The shelter will accept pets. Please call the Command Duty Officer at 910-451-2414 to make arrangements.
Please consider the following if you wish to seek shelter at this location:
- ONLY domestic dogs and cat breeds will be accepted.
- Owners must remain in the shelter with their pet and provide kennel, food, water, and bowls for them.
- Pets must be on a leash or in a kennel at all times, and vaccination records are required.
Owners should also ensure you bring the following items for you and any family members that may shelter with you and your pet(s):
- Nonperishable food and water for each family member to last 3 days
- Diapers/pullups/formula/baby treats
- A special item that will help a child through a trying time
- Pillow/blanket/sleeping bag if you like
- Flashlight/small portable radio/extra batteries
- Toiletries/change of clothes
The shelter is now open, and space is available on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached.
Check in at the duty hut located on the first floor in the center of the building.
The shelter is located in Bldg. FC-565 in the French Creek Area on Reasoner Street between Buildings FC-500 and FC-560.
- At this time, the forecast impacts from the storm system include potential tropical storm force winds and heavy rain, occurring overnight Thursday evening and Friday morning with conditions quickly improving on Friday.
- While Hurricane Michael will likely not be strong enough to warrant changes in tropical cyclone conditions (TCC) on our local installations, all MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ components, tenants and activities are advised to carefully inspect their facilities ahead of potential storm impacts, ensure a good police of material outdoors is conducted, check that debris and vegetation is clear from storm drains adjacent to their buildings, ensure all doors and windows are closed properly, and ensure any temporary repairs are made as secure as possible from potential water damage.
- MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune will keep personnel and residents informed on any changes in potential impacts to our installations, and we encourage all to monitor the National Hurricane Center website (www.nhc.noaa.gov) for the latest accurate information on the forecast track for this storm.
Additional updates will be published on our social media sites as needed. Stay tuned!
Public Notice: Update on restoration operations in housing areas on the base, air station
In an effort to keep our residents up to date on the recovery effort within our housing areas, Marine Corps Installations East is providing the following information.
Lincoln Military Housing provides homes to 560 residents aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. There was no significant damage reported, and Lincoln is working to restore the minor damage (lost siding, fences down, etc.) at this time. No residents are currently living in temporary housing and none have requested to be moved.
There are 6,182 homes served by Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at MCB Camp Lejeune, MCAS New River and MCAS Cherry Point. Of those, 4,644 homes are at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. Power was out to the majority of the neighborhoods until 21 September, which impacted the ability to access damage. Since that time, house-to-house assessments have begun in earnest, with the following level of damage revealed to the overall North Carolina inventory as of close of business on October 4, 2018:
70% of the North Carolina inventory has had some level of damage
Nearly every home has been visually assessed, using the following numerical scale:
- Category 0 = No Damage – occupied home
- Category 1 = Exterior Damage only (ex. fence, soffit, siding missing) – occupied home
- Category 2 = Home with imminent ceiling collapse or water damage. Potential or on-going microbial growth
- Category 3 = Major Damage - unsafe or extent of repairs require relocation of the resident
Based on assessments, the following has been reported for the NC inventory:
- More than 150 homes in Category 3
- More than 1,200 homes in Category 2
- More than 4,000 maintenance service orders from residents have been responded to following the storm to date
- Visual assessment of all neighborhoods exterior only (major damage noted): 100% complete
- Interior assessment of all homes: 99% complete
- Relocation of residents: 70% complete
- Major Tree Removal from homes: 100% complete (limb removal 65% complete)
- Tarp: Estimate complete Monday all neighborhoods, of reported/discovered issues to date (7+ forklifts applying)
- Interior Dry In/Environmental Testing: 10% complete
- Demolition/Repair: Less than 2% complete with easiest to repair being addressed first
- Landscape Debris Removal: 65% complete
AMCC has partnered with environmental testing firms, including industrial hygiene certified consultants for the repair and recovery process. The timeline to complete home repairs is driven by the extent of damage and category of the assessment of each home. With 70% of homes affected, repairs will take several weeks to many months to complete.
AMCC is working with families affected to relocate to other homes aboard the installation. Many residents are being housed in temporary accommodations, and AMCC is allowing families to break their lease should residents desire. The Military Housing Office is working with families to provide information regarding local rentals for those who have requested assistance.
Please be assured that both MCIEAST and our housing partners are working hard to restore our communities. It takes everyone's involvement, and we are thankful to those who continue to do what they can to aid in this monumental effort.
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