Camp Lejeune still a wreck more than six months after it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Florence

Mail Online | 3/30/2019 | Lauren Fruen For
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Camp Lejeune is still a wreck more than six months after it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Florence, shocking images show.

The Marines say they need $3.6 billion to repair the camp but are yet to receive any money from the federal government, according to reports.

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And they are said to put part of the blame on the diversion of resources to the military mission at the U.S.-Mexico border.

More than 900 buildings at Camp Lejeune and two others nearby have been left with moldy walls, missing roofs and structural damage following the storm.

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Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point were all badly damaged by flooding in the hurricane's aftermath.

Brig. Gen. Ben Watson, the commanding general for Camp Lejeune, said: 'We've done initial, you know, damage control surgery and triag. But we haven't got the funding yet to actually repair the buildings.'

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Sen. Richard Burr said it is 'unacceptable that Camp Lejeune and other North Carolina military bases are still waiting on disaster relief we first requested last fall', in a statement to NBC News.

Sen. Thom Tillis added: 'Camp Lejeune suffered significant damage from Hurricane Florence and Senators Tillis and Burr are working with Congressional appropriators to secure additional federal relief to ensure training and readiness will not be impacted in the long-term and the base can make a complete recovery.'

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It comes as the commandant of the Marine Corps warned that deployments to the southern border have contributed to budget shortfalls that pose an...
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