Here’s the latest from today’s (Monday) 9 a.m. telecon briefing to senior management by Wayne Kee, NASA Emergency Management Officer, from the KSC Emergency Operations Center (EOC):

KSC will remain CLOSED through TUESDAY.

Whether the center re-opens WEDNESDAY will be DECIDED TOMORROW.

Irma continues at tropical storm force with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and gusts up to 74 m.p.h. The storm is expected to move out of Florida by 2 p.m. today.

The center, like other Cocoa Utility Water System customers, is WITHOUT water. Cocoa estimates repairs to its pipes will take 2 to 4 days to complete.

Power has been restored to the Launch Control Center, where the EOC is located, after its loss at 4:08 a.m. today. Assessments are being made as to whether other areas on center have had power restored.

KSC roads are being inspected for accessibility. An initial damage assessment is underway.

A select group is being called in to “safe” the center’s infrastructure before the Damage Assessment and Recovery Team’s full call-out.

Security and Fire returns to normal staffing rotations today at 2 p.m.

From Center Director, Bob Cabana, “The center will not be open until water and power is restored.”


Stay safe!