There was a thread on it. 9ft of water in the commissary/BX. 900mil worth of damage just to Keesler. But the field is cleared of debris and open and taking flights.
Keesler didn't fare well and Biloxi...? Have you not been watching the news?
Biloxi is decimated. Pretty much the whole city will have to be rebuilt.
I saw the city of Long Beach was wiped out. Is the Friendship Oak still standing?
Huge damage at Keesler
* Base Commander is estimating $800M -$900M
* Every single structure is damaged
* Entire Housing areas under water
* Everyone accounted for - no deaths at Keesler
* Beau Rivage - water up to 3rd story
* Keesler is limping through with generators
* 80% of all trees - gone
* 9 Foot water in commissary/BX
Here is an email we all got here at AFRC from Keesler.
Subject: Keesler - Hurricane Katrina Update
Tech Training Issues
Students have not been evacuated/Tech Training classrooms are now shelters
No inbound students or TDY personnel for at least 3 wks
Not anticipating starting classes back up until 3 Oct 05
On Base Damage Assessment
No Long Distance capability
Limited local and cell phone
DSN lines are operational
MS Power Co does not anticipate power back to base for 3 wks
All power running on generator
Hospital running on generator power (C-section done in the dark)
All permanent party housing unlivable, still trying to find out where everyone is displaced to
Runway anticipated to be operational by 1100 hours today
FEMA working to relocate some on base personnel to other bases
Communication to inbound ACFT via UHF Radio
Hanger damage where 2 AFRC C-130's are bed down (damage assessment to follow)
Keesler asking for early return of 311 members in the AOR to be w/ their families