From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2005
From: HALE, N. W., JR (WAYNE) (JSC-MA) (NASA)
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:50 AM
Subject: Latest Hurricane News
From Tom Donaldson (Stennis Dep. Center Dir) via Rex Geveden at NASA HQ:
Jeff Sutton, Dave Saleeba, and I met shortly thereafter to coordinate some support they need. Needs include: (1) asking Miss. Power for priority in bringing up the substation; (2) contacting the Army in Rock Island to request use of their parking lot for FMEA staging; (3) putting out information to NASA employees to let them know that SSC is closed indefinitely.
We will be setting up a command center here at HQ to try to control information flow and coordination a little better.
Also from Dave King:
We have an Army helicopter we are sending down there this am, after the Wx clears a bit, on a mission to take SSC some satellite phones, then after we know what they need and how to get to them, we will be able to help more...
We are working to get more air suppport once we know what they need.. I suspect they can't keep the phones they do have charged... We have made no contact either... Hopefully we can manage fuel to also get into Maf and take some fresh security guys. Will advise as the day goes...
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