Nearly 350 homes at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune sustained damage last month after Hurricane Florence blew through eastern North Carolina and dumped several feet of rain. Eighty-two homes are uninhabitable, requiring families to be relocated, and 267 suffered water damage with possible mold or a collapsed ceiling, reported the Daily News. The number of damaged homes is expected to grow as Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, which manages most of Camp Lejeune’s housing, completes assessments of all of its units. Some of the families living in damaged homes dispute the housing manager’s determination that they are habitable and have complained about the lack of response, reports Reuters. Lincoln Military Housing, which also operates housing on the base, has not reported any homes with significant damage.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez