MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE Albany, Ga. – At approximately 7 p.m. today, buses carrying Marines and Sailors from the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., are expected to arrive here to escape the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac’s arrival.
Approximately 4,800 personnel are expected to be evacuated here.
Due to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac’s impending landfall between the panhandle of Florida and the Louisiana Gulf Coast, the decision was made Sunday evening for the Pensacola personnel to evacuate.
MCLB Albany has activated its base Emergency Operations Center, and will closely monitor the evacuees’ transit, arrival and coordinate their stay. The 4,800 displaced personnel will remain at MCLB Albany until the destructive weather passes and it is safe for them to return to their homes.
Media wishing to follow up on this information should contact the MCLB Albany Public Affairs Officer, Colie Young, at one of the above numbers.