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Jacksonville-based NAVFAC awards contract to fix Hurricane Isaac damage at NAS JRB New Orleans

3:16 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
110912-N-OP745-001 Members of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast GeoReadiness Center watch as the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is projected into the air on a ramp.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After helping to assess the damage from Hurricane Isaac at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast has awarded a contract to fix that damage.

Atlantic Contingency Constructors L.L.C. of Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $7.4 million contract to make repairs at NAS JRB, according to a release from NAVFAC.

Interior and exterior damage to buildings included broken windows, roof damage, missing gutters, soaked ceiling tiles, and wet carpets. No buildings suffered flooding due to rising water, according to the release.

The team out of Jacksonville went to NAS JRB and Naval Station Gulfport to take pictures of roads on the bases with an unmanned aerial vehicle.

"During the first days and week following the storm, PWD employees and members of the Contingency Engineering Response Team, out of Jacksonville, Fla. provided immediate response evaluating at all of our facilities," said Lt. Cmdr. Griffin Stauffer, NAS JRB New Orleans Public Works Officer.

The goal of the work, which is expected to be completed by December 2012, is to get the buildings back to pre-storm condition.

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