By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Navy has issued an order to account for Navy personnel and their families as Hurricane Irene approaches fleet concentration areas along the eastern United States, officials announced Aug. 26.
The order was issued in NAVADMIN 256/11 and requires commanders to conduct a personnel accountability muster of all Navy personnel and families after the storm in the following areas.
North Carolina counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pinder, Tyrrell, Washington
Virginia counties: Accomack, Charles City, Chesapeake, Essex, Franklin, Fredericksburg, Gloucester, Hampton, Hopewell, Isle of Wight, James City, King William, Kings and Queen, Lancaster, Matthews, Middlesex, New Kent, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Petersburg, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Prince George, Richmond, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Westmoreland, Williamsburg, York
Maryland counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s Somerset, St mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester
Delaware counties: All
New Jersey counties: All
Pennsylvania counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Wayne
New York counties: Bronx, Columbia, Duchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Connecticut counties: All
Rhode Island counties: All
Massachusetts counties: All
This order includes active and Reserve component Sailors, Navy government service employees and family members.
Once the all clear is issued command representatives must muster and account for all affected personnel, including family members within the area. Commanding officers are responsible for ensuring the muster is entered in the Navy Family Accountably and Assessment System (NFASS).
NFAAS standardizes a method for the Navy to account, manage, and monitor the recovery process for personnel and their families affected and/or scattered by a wide-spread catastrophic event.
Navy personnel and families, who are severely impacted once the storm has passed, must log into NFAAS at https://navyfamily.navy.mil at their earliest convenience to update contact information and complete a needs assessment.
Individuals who are unable to contact their command once the all clear is given should log on to NFAAS and muster on the Navy Family Members section. Impacted personnel unable to contact their command or the NFAAS website can call the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) (877) 414-5358.
Additionally, NPC has established a Hurricane Irene emergency information page on its website www.npc.navy.mil which will be continually updated with guidance; resources and contact information as it becomes available throughout the storm and recovery period.