GA Airport Damage Caused by Irene

Take a look at how Irene affected Morristown Municipal Airport.

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Morristown Municipal Airport is one of several Northeastern GA airports that experienced severe flooding during Irene.
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The overflow of water forced a shutdown of the airport on Sunday.
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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.
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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.
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Due to their quick response, MMU was able to reopen and accommodate a limited number of aircraft later that day.
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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.
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Signature flight Support provided a fuel truck on stand-by and conducted quick turn-arounds for the helicopters.
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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.
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Despite the heavy flooding, MMU was 100 percent operational again by Tuesday morning.
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To learn more, check out Darren Large's first-hand account of the storm's effects.