PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Air Technical Training Center students returned to Naval Air Station Pensacola Aug. 30 after staying out of harm's way from Hurricane Isaac at Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga.
As a precaution more than 4,500 students were evacuated by bus to the Marine facility. During the orderly and well-executed evacuation, students were issued food and water for the four-hour ride.
"NATTC's campus is in close proximity to Pensacola Bay and on low lying land, which were contributing factors for ordering the evacuation" said Capt. James Daniels, NATTC's commanding officer.
To protect assets and minimize collateral damage, major equipment, including aircraft used for training, were moved into Chevalier Hall, the school's "mega-building," which houses several hangars. During the storm instructors and civilian employees sheltered in their homes.
Isaac's winds remained tropical storm strength in the Pensacola area, but the storm became a category one hurricane and made landfall late Aug. 28 near New Orleans.
Training resumes Aug. 31 at the training command.
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