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Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Aug. 19, 2008
RELEASE : 17-08
NASA Kennedy Closed Through at Least Noon Wednesday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Kennedy Space Center will remain closed at least through noon EDT Wednesday because of the potential threat to workers from Tropical Storm Fay. Kennedy managers will reevaluate the situation Wednesday morning and update employees at 6 a.m.

So far, there are no reports of any injuries or damage associated with Fay at the center.

The storm is forecast to pass very close to Kennedy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing heavy rain and possible tropical storm force wind. Kennedy was closed Tuesday morning as Fay made landfall along Florida's southwest coast.

About 200 emergency personnel, known as a "ride-out crew", will stay on site through out the storm to provide real-time assessments.

Kennedy workers should check with the center's hurricane information phone line for the latest status: 321-861-7900 or 1-866-572-4877.

Center storm updates also will be available online at the agency's emergency operation center Web site at:

Reporters also can hear the latest status by using Kennedy's media update phone line at 321-867-2525.

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