Kings Bay Establishes Support Team for Hurricane Matthew

Story Number: NNS161007-15Release Date: 10/7/2016 4:21:00 PM
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From Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay

KINGS BAY, Ga. (NNS) -- Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay has established a relocation team at Warner Robins Air Force Base, near Macon, Georgia, in response to Hurricane Matthew.

The relocation team consists of a basic command structure, with a focus on administrative and Fleet and Family Support Center requirements, and can support any dislocated Kings Bay service member or family member.

The relocation team is responsible for serving as the communication hub for families who have evacuated Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The team's primary mission is to assist dislocated families throughout the southeast region with mustering and accountability and to help connect them with resources to meet their immediate emergency needs.

The Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) is available to those who have an identified need due to Hurricane Matthew and require the assistance of an Emergency Case Manager. Sailors and family members are strongly requested to log in and complete and NFAAS Needs Assessment and the case managers are available to provide support, resources and information.

The Kings Bay Relocation Team can be reached at 888-393-9041/9042/9043

People in need can call 877-414-5358 to reach the NFAAS Emergency Call Center.

Other resources standing by to assist include:

-Military OneSource
-Ready Navy
-American Red Cross 877-272-7337 or

 A GOES-13 satellite image of Hurricane Matthew along the Florida coastline.
161007-N-N0101-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2016) A GOES-13 satellite image of Hurricane Matthew along the Florida coastline. At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Matthew was located near latitude 28.2 North, longitude 80.0 West. It is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north is expected tonight or Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will be moving near or over the east coast of the Florida peninsula through tonight, and near or over the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Although weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to be a category 3 hurricane as it moves near the coast of Florida today. (U.S. Navy photo)
October 7, 2016
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