VIRGINIA BEACH-- The Navy was busy Monday dispensing compensation checks for residents affected by Friday's crash of an F/A 18D Hornet on Friday.
41 checks for short-term relief had been handed out by 11:00 a.m. Monday.
"We are committed to doing the right thing to address the needs of these families, who through no fault of their own have endured an incredible hardship," said Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, commander of the Navy's Mid-Atlantic region. "We owe it to everyone affected by Friday's accident to help get their life back together," said Alexander, in a press statement released by the Navy Sunday night.
The payments are for housing, meals and clothing. It will be about $2,300 for an individual and $930 for a spouse/child.
At a noon briefing, the Navy explained the money covers 14 days of living expenses at government rates.
For long-term relief, residents will need to itemize losses and damage, the Navy stated.
The Navy has set up an Information Assistance Call Center for residents with any questions. The Call Center is open from 8 AM to 8 PM at (866) 345-8179 or (757) 444-4557. Counseling and legal services will also be available for those who need it.