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The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Monday, February 27, 2006

New Navy Hurricane Plan in the Works

After its experiences with Katrina and Wilma, the Navy is implementing a new service-wide hurricane plan. From Stars & Stripes:

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.