MCLB prepares for winter storm
First Update (1/29/14)
Officials with the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany say that they will resume normal operations for Thursday.
The Marine Corps Logistics Base sent out a press release regarding the severe weather headed towards Albany:
"According to the National Weather Service, the Southwest Georgia region is expected to get at least some accumulation of freezing rain, sleet and/or snow, along with a prolonged period of frigid temperatures/wind chills beginning today.
Light rain this afternoon is expected to gradually change to freezing rain this evening, possibly mixing with snow and/or sleet later and into Wednesday morning.
In response to the potential for inclement weather, MCLB Albany is currently taking proactive, precautionary measures to ensure preparation. Base officials are consulting with other emergency management officials and will be monitoring the updated weather conditions and reports.
Decisions in regard to changes in base services and work schedules have not been made at this time, and MCLB Albany continues business as usual.
The safety of service members and civilian employees remain a top priority as officials continue to monitor weather conditions and make informed decisions.
Should a base closure occur, all routine services such as Child Development Center, Exchange, Commissary, Naval Branch Health Clinic, etc., will be shut down for normal operations. Employees with questions regarding their work schedule are encouraged to contact their supervisor.
OF SPECIAL NOTE FOR ALL COMMANDS, ACTIVITIES AND PERSONNEL:
While the Base never officially "closes," it is MCLB Albany's intention to reduce the number of vehicles and personnel on the roads during and immediately after the storm by the greatest extent possible. Such a reduction of traffic will limit the exposure of personnel to the hazards of driving in winter storm conditions, ease the burden on emergency responders and allow repair crews to circulate the Base without unnecessary interference.
Detailed, up-to-date information will be posted to the MCLB Albany website at www.albany.marines.mil , MCLB Albany's Facebook page and available on the Base Emergency Hotline at (229) 639-7600."