JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A crew made up of civilians and military personnel is headed to the Gulf Coast to help assess the damage left by Hurricane Isaac.
Fifteen people from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast will go to Naval Station Gulfport and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans headed out Thursday to lend their efforts to a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT), according to a release from Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
The team left from Naval Air Station Jacksonville and will take pictures of roads on the bases with an unmanned aerial vehicle.
"These engineers will work directly for our Public Works Departments in Gulfport and New Orleans," said NAVFAC Southeast Operations Officer Capt. Mark Edelson. "They will perform assessments of facilities and assets at both locations to help get these bases back to normal operations as soon as possible."
The Jacksonville-based members of the team will be able to communicate with NAVFAC back on the First Coast through a mobile command post, the release stated.
The team includes engineers -- mechanical, electrical and structural -- and community planners, architects, who will begin Rapid Damage Assessments.