Gentlemen,

        After about a week away from work, I am now back on-line and working.  At the moment I'm digging through 100 e-mails that piled up (only that few!  I am amazed).

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        Fort Walton Beach is beginning to return to some form of normalcy, although I did drive over one downed power line on my way in this morning.  (I presume that it had been deactivated and simply had not been picked up yet.)  West of here, though, is devastated.  I was in Navarre on Monday handing out supplies and the place looks like ... well, like a hurricane hit it.  I was aghast.  Pictures can show you what it looks like, but they cannot at all convey the full sense of what has happened.  I can only speculate about what it is like in Pensacola.

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John F. Fay
john.fay@eglin.af.mil
850-729-6330