This week U.S. Air Force personnel assembled basic shelters as part of a plan to reconstruct Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Air Force officials say multiple commands mobilized relief assets in an effort to restore operations after the hurricane caused catastrophic damage to the base.
Base leaders say no injuries were reported as a result of the storm, but an initial assessment found roof damage to many of the homes on the base, which is very near where the center of the Category 4 storm made landfall.
Air Force officials at Tyndall said a mandatory evacuation order applied to some 600 families living on the base and they warned base personnel to make plans for an extended time away.
Officials say the storm is responsible for at least 16 deaths in Florida. That count was twice the number previously tallied by The Associated Press.
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