Good news. According to multiple reports, including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, the damage to the F-22s that couldn’t evacuate from Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, FL ahead of Hurricane Michael is “less than we feared” and “promising”:

And Sec. Mattis added that the fighters appear “fixable”:

As we told you on Sunday and the president reiterated yesterday, the jets couldn’t fly out ahead of the storm due to maintenance issues:

Unfortunately trailering the planes out was not an option either:

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