MAF Status

Welcome to the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) Status web site. This web site is here as a one-stop source for weather and status information for the MAF Center and surrounding New Orleans area

MAF Status as of Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 11:28am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
The Facility will reopen at 1500 hours local time (3:00 PM) for normal operations.
MAF Status as of Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:04am
Current Status: Facility Closed

The Michoud Assembly Facility is closed to all work activities. Only security and emergency operations crews will be allowed on the facility. All Michoud employees and tenants on the facility will be sent home. Those attempting to enter the facility will be turned away.

HURRCON: Condition II

Expectation of sustained winds 58 MPH within 24 hours. (Preparations for arrival of tropical storm/hurricane are complete.)

Status Details:
The Facility is CLOSED until further notice due to the expected impacts of Hurricane Nate. We are maintaining active dialog with the NWS and the City of New Orleans to keep our employees informed. MAF personnel should monitor local TV and radio broadcasts for public announcements on WWL Radio (870-AM) and WWL TV (Channel 4). Information specific to MAF can be obtained by calling the official work status telephone number, 257-1MAF or 1-800-611-3116.
MAF Status as of Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:26am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition III

 Expectation of sustained winds 58 MPH or greater are possible within 48 hours. (Preparations for arrival of tropical storm/hurricane are in progress.)

Status Details:
MAF is currently OPEN and operating under HURCON III and will likely drop to HURCON II tomorrow morning, closing the Facility. Personnel not working on the weekend should secure their workspaces and items in the event that you are not able to access the facility. MAF personnel who are not on the facility should monitor local TV and radio broadcasts for public announcements on WWL Radio (870-AM) and WWL TV (Channel 4). Information specific to MAF can be obtained by calling the official work status telephone number, 257-1MAF or 1-800-611-3116.
MAF Status as of Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:36pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition IV

Expectation of winds 58 MPH or greater within 72 hours (Assume a general state of readiness.)

Status Details:
MAF is open and operating under HURCON IV and will likely drop to HURCON III tomorrow morning. At 1:00 PM Tropical Storm Nate was located inland over Nicaragua and moving toward the northwest at 9 mph. A turn to the north-northwest and faster forward speed is expected. The center is expected to approach the Yucatan Peninsula late Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is likely once the center moves over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles mainly over water to the east of the center. We are maintaining active dialog with the NWS and the City of New Orleans to keep our employees informed. Personnel not working on the weekend should secure their workspaces and items in the event that you are not able to access the facility.MAF personnel who are not on the facility should monitor local TV and radio broadcasts for public announcements on WWL Radio (870-AM) and WWL TV (Channel 4). Information specific to MAF can be obtained by calling the official work status telephone number, 257-1MAF or 1-800-611-3116.
MAF Status as of Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:31pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
At 1:00 PM, the center of Tropical Depression Sixteen was located near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 82.3 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track, the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday, and emerge into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday. Local Impacts: Local impacts this weekend are dependent on the track and strength of the storm, but may include continued elevated tides from easterly flow and increasing rain changes from tropical moisture moving north. Summary for Michoud Assembly Facility: We are maintaining active dialog with the NWS and the City of New Orleans to keep our employees informed. MAF is open and operating under normal conditions. Personnel not working on the weekend should secure their workspaces and items in the event that the situation changes and you are not able to access the facility. MAF personnel who are not on the facility should monitor local TV and radio broadcasts for public announcements on WWL Radio (870-AM) and WWL TV (Channel 4). Information specific to MAF can be obtained by calling the official work status telephone number, 257-1MAF or 1-800-611-3116.
MAF Status as of Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:35pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON:
Status Details:
Local authorities in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes have notified us that there are several streets & roads flooded due to heavy rains. Please follow local media (WWL Radio), other news outlets or the following website for updates on street flooding www.streetwise.nola.gov. At this time the Facility is not affected and remains fully open for regular business.
MAF Status as of Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:30am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
This will be the last update on Hurricane Irma MAF has secured from Emergency Condition V and reset to HURCON V - NORMAL OPERATIONS Overview: WHAT: Hurricane Irma is now inland and will remain so until it dissipates. WHEN and WHERE: Irma is moving north-northwest through central Florida and will track into western Tennessee by Tuesday night. Irma will continue to be a disruptive system in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina for several days. Damage from Irma will take some time to overcome – please consult with local officials before traveling in these areas. Major airports will see moderate to significant delays until Irma fully dissipates. Possible/Expected Local Impacts: • No local inland impacts • A small craft advisory is in effect for all coastal waters through today. • Tides of 1 to 2 feet above normal are expected on northeastern facing shores this morning. The coastal flood advisory includes all of the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain as well as Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parish shorelines.
MAF Status as of Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:26pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

MAF Emergency Condition: Emergency Condition V

An EMERGING situation that poses the potential of GENERAL risk to MAF or MAF population.

Status Details:
Hurricane Irma has been moving toward the west near 14 mph, but the hurricane should resume a west-northwest motion later today. A turn toward the northwest is expected by late Saturday. On the forecast track, the eye of Irma should continue to move near the north coast of Cuba and the central Bahamas for the rest of today and Saturday, and be near the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely to continue during the next day or two, and Irma is expected to remain a powerful category 4 hurricane as it approaches Florida. Local Impacts: At this time forecast models do not predict any tropical system will impact our area. Summary for Michoud Assembly Facility: We are maintaining active dialog with the NWS and the City of New Orleans to keep our employees informed. MAF Emergency Management is currently operating under Emergency Condition V (an EMERGING situation that poses the potential of GENERAL risk to MAF or MAF population). This storm poses the a potential general risk to employees in SE Louisiana, Miss and Alabama. MAF is open and operating under normal conditions. Personnel not working on the weekend should secure their workspaces and items in the event that the situation changes and you are not able to access the facility. MAF personnel who are not on the facility should monitor local TV and radio broadcasts for public announcements on WWL Radio (870-AM) and WWL TV (Channel 4). Information specific to MAF can be obtained by calling the official work status telephone number, 257-1MAF or 1-800-611-3116, or by accessing MAF Status Page on the Internet at https://mafspace.msfc.nasa.gov/maf-status
MAF Status as of Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 2:59pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

MAF Emergency Condition: Emergency Condition V

An EMERGING situation that poses the potential of GENERAL risk to MAF or MAF population.

Status Details:
Summary for Michoud Assembly Facility: We are maintaining active dialog with the NWS and the City of New Orleans to keep our employees informed. MAF Emergency Management is currently operating under Emergency Condition V (an EMERGING situation that poses the potential of GENERAL risk to MAF or MAF population). This storm poses the a potential general risk to employees in SE Louisiana, Miss and Alabama. MAF is open and operating under normal conditions. Personnel not working on Friday or the weekend should secure their workspaces and items in the event that the situation changes and you are not able to access the facility. MAF personnel who are not on the facility should monitor local TV and radio broadcasts for public announcements on WWL Radio (870-AM) and WWL TV (Channel 4). Information specific to MAF can be obtained by calling the official work status telephone number, 257-1MAF or 1-800-611-3116, or by accessing MAF Status Page on the Internet at http://mafspace.msfc.nasa.gov/status/index.html
MAF Status as of Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:45pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON:
Status Details:
MAF is open and operating under normal conditions. Have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend.

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