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NASA Update to Hurricane Rita Aftermath

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2005

This is the latest information about NASA facilities affected by Hurricane Rita.

Johnson Space Center:

  • There were no injuries.
  • Facility surveys show only minor building / ground damage. One minor roll-up door was blown off its tracks and a few trees were blown down.
  • Facilities are on utility power.
  • Potable water is restored.
  • Air conditioning systems are being brought on line as needed.
  • Employees are on admin leave until Tuesday since they may experience problems getting back into the Houston area.

Michoud Assembly Facility:

  • Potable water issue is still being worked by MSFC. Facility won't have water from utility for some time.

NASA's toll free phone number for Johnson Space Center employees to check in is:

877/470-5240

NASA has a public Web site to convey important information to NASA employees and contractors impacted by Rita and Katrina at:

http://www.nasa.gov/eoc

NASA will provide new information and images as they become available. For updates, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/rita

For recorded updates about NASA operations and the conditions of the various facilities, call: 888/362-4323

NASA also can take email inquiries from the public about general storm-related activities. Use "Rita" in the subject line, and send to: public-inquiries@hq.nasa.gov

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