Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan has completed a preliminary airport and airfield damage assessment and is pleased to report that there is no apparent significant damage to airport runways, taxiways, buildings or hangars. Windows and roofs are not displaying obvious damage, but the storm is still active. Teams of damage assessment crews have been assigned to evaluate critical airfield components.
The main terminal appears to have fared well. About 100 public safety personnel (police, fire and maintenance operations staff) including embedded journalists, staged their emergency operations at the terminal, with the airport kitchen crew working through the night in support of their efforts. He expressed pride in his team, and grateful to them for putting service above self during this significant weather event.
The airport’s next priority is operational recovery to support the resumption of air service. The airfield and terminal remain closed until weather conditions are conducive to driving and flying. We will update you as warranted as we all work hard to re-open our airport to support potential relief efforts.