GA Airport Damage Caused by Irene

Take a look at how Irene affected Morristown Municipal Airport.

The overflow of water forced a shutdown of the airport on Sunday.
According to airport manager Darren Large, the main FBO, Signature Flight Support, had lost the majority of their ramp to flooding and several taxiways were impassable.
As the rain tapered off, Darren Large and other airport officials met with Signature Representatives to discuss re-opening the facility and handling military/police traffic to assist in rescue efforts.
Due to their quick response, MMU was able to reopen and accommodate a limited number of aircraft later that day.
Additional flooding threatened another closure of the airport, but the NJ state police requested it be left open so they could fuel and conduct rescue operations from the field.
Signature flight Support provided a fuel truck on stand-by and conducted quick turn-arounds for the helicopters.
Their efforts helped the State Police execute a rescue of two individuals from a swollen river near the facility, Large said. Without that quick turn-around, the individuals would have died.
Despite the heavy flooding, MMU was 100 percent operational again by Tuesday morning.
To learn more, check out Darren Large's first-hand account of the storm's effects.
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