Base personnel started providing relief Wednesday to families returning to Mayport Naval Station after evacuating ahead of Hurricane Irma as sailors continued damage assessment and cleanup.

 

The Fleet and Family Support Center in Building 1 opened its doors at 9 a.m. for anyone who needed assistance with financial aid, legal assistance with damage claims, answers from housing staff and other storm-related necessities, said Amie McKague, the director of the center. She said they are also helping people by connecting people with resources off the base as well.

“It’s really a one stop shop for a variety of resources,” McKague said.

Updates are provided on an emergency management information line at 1-855-891-6306, and for more information on the services people can call the support center at (904) 270-6600.

The facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the rest of the week, and they plan to continue offering assistance as long as they are need, McKague said.


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She said people can also access the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System by going to navyfamily@navy.mil to set up a needs assessment.

The base is starting to return to normal operations as debris cleanup is underway, and sailors are resuming normal duties.

Joe Daraskevich: (904) 359-4308