For active duty, civilian personnel and families who evacuated to Atlanta and are now moving to the Jacksonville, Florida, area on or about Sept. 18, there are many questions about per diem, which is the money authorized by evacuation orders that covers lodging, food and incidentals. Above all, it is important to keep all receipts, as they assist when liquidating the evacuation orders travel claim. As of Sept. 18, the designated safe haven will be Jacksonville and the Jacksonville per diem rate will apply, which is $91 per day for lodging, $46 per day for meals and $5 per day for incidentals. Emergency Family Assistance Centers (EFACs) are open at NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport and NSB Kings Bay and travel claims assistance is available at those EFACs. Additional updates can be found by following Navy Region Southeast's Facebook page.
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