Hurricane Dorian Update: Storm Surge to Slam Langley-Eustis

Water rises near Virginia’s Langley AFB in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

 

As Hurricane Dorian landed at Cape Hatteras, N.C., most Exchange operations are back to normal, but Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., is expected to get slammed by a 6.7-foot storm surge Friday afternoon.

Exchanges at Langley AFB and Fort Eustis were closed Friday. The only stores open were the Bethel Express at Langley and the Eustis Express. Only mission-specific personnel were allowed on the two installations.

The storm surge is expected to smack the area Friday afternoon, said Exchange General Manager Amanda Hartfield. She added that Exchange stores at Fort Eustis will return to normal operating hours Saturday, but a decision had not been made about Langley.

Here is a rundown of the other Exchanges in the Southeastern U.S. that were in the storm’s path:

  • Fort Bragg, N.C. – All Exchange stores are open, with plenty of fuel for customers. The South Post main store and 82nd Airborne food court had minor roof damage. All stores will open at their regular times Saturday.
  • Joint Base Charleston, S.C. – The Exchange is operating with limited hours Friday, but will resume normal hours Saturday.
  • Fort Jackson/Shaw AFB, S.C. – Both Exchanges are back to normal with ample supplies.
  • Patrick AFB, Fla., and Fort Stewart, Ga. – Both Exchanges were open.

The Exchange’s distribution centers in Virginia and Texas were continuing to make deliveries of merchandise, while the fuel inventory remains good.

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