J.D. Harringon/Allard Beutel
September 25, 2005
NASA Update to Rita Aftermath
This is the latest information about NASA facilities affected by hurricane Rita.
Johnson Space Flight Center: There were no injuries. Facility surveys show only minor building / ground damage. One minor roll-up door was blown off its tracks and a few trees were blown down. Facilities are on utility power. Potable water is restored. Air conditioning systems are being brought on line as needed. Employees are on admin leave until Tuesday since they may experience problems getting back into the Houston area.
Michoud Assembly Facility: Potable water issue is still being worked by MSFC. Facility won't have water from utility for some time.
NASA's toll-free number for Johnson Space Center employees to check is 877/470-5240.
NASA has a public Web site to convey important information for NASA employees and contractors impacted by Rita and Katrina at:
http://www.nasa.gov/eoc NASA will provide new information and images as they become available. For updates, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/rita For recorded updates about NASA operations and the conditions of the various facilities, call:
888/362-4323 NASA also can take email inquiries from the public about general storm-related activities. Use "Rita" in the subject line, and send to:
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