Rhumb Lines: Japan Disaster Response - Navy Civilian Update, March 22, 2011   [open pdf - 139KB]

"The Navy released NAVADMIN 094/11, one of a series of messages in response to the magnitude-9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan March 11, announcing eligible family members of Navy civilians residing on the island of Honshu, Japan, are authorized voluntary departure to destinations in the continental United States for a period not to exceed 30 days. For information on the authorized voluntary departure of Sailors' family members see NAVADMIN 093/11. Family members of Navy civilians participating in the authorized departure may be eligible for entitlements and allowances which include: 1) Coverage of Travel Expenses: Transportation expenses and travel per diem may be provided to cover the time traveling from the evacuation site to the safe haven location, including time spent processing through a repatriation site. 2) Subsistence Expense Allowance (SEA): SEA is based on the local per diem rate and begins the day after arrival at the authorized safe haven location. 3) Advance Pay: Thirty days advance pay for employees who evacuate, when authorized. 4) Unaccompanied Baggage Shipment: Evacuees may ship up to 350 lbs of unaccompanied baggage per evacuee age 12 or older and 175 lbs per evacuee under age 12, up to a total of 1,000 lbs. These prudent measures will assist and expedite Japanese recovery efforts. We continue to carefully monitor and assess the situation in Japan and provide our service members, civilian employees, as well as their families, with the guidance necessary to ensure their safety and well-being."

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