The Navy is trying to come up with a plan to take care of its own ahead of this year’s hurricane season, said Rear Adm. Donald R. Gintzig.
He said one major lesson from the hurricanes is that the Navy needs a way to reach people quickly to see how they are doing. “When you’re on a ship and someone yells ‘Man overboard!’, in a matter of minutes you can account for where everybody is and find out who’s missing,” Gintzig said. “When you get on shore, you scatter; you don’t have that same mentality.”
This is a good idea and it's about time. When I was stashed in Millington I was part of the effort to contact Navy families affected by Wilma, and it was not pretty.