Storm damages Air Force planes on Guam
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Air Force is assessing damage to aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base caused by Tropical Storm Maria as it passed over Guam Thursday.
“Operations continued after recovering from the immediate impacts of the storm,” said Capt. James Moore, a spokesman for Pacific Air Forces headquartered in Honolulu, in a statement Monday.
“Damage assessments are ongoing,” he said. “No fleets have been grounded.”
Moore declined to answer questions about the decision to leave aircraft in place on Guam. Outside the base, the island experienced some flooding and electrical outages from the tropical storm but no serious damage or injuries.
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