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Tyndall Air Force Base Declares HURCON 5

Tyndall Air Force Base Declares HURCON 5

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – As a result of Hurricane Irma the 325th Fighter Wing commander has advised the Tyndall community to remain vigilant. HURCON 5 condition level has been declared as of 1:27 p.m. local time September 6th, 2017. This warning level means the hurricane has become a potential threat to Tyndall with destructive winds possible within 96 hours.

Tyndall can increase its state of readiness to ensure the protection of all personnel and families. As potential weather threats develop, Public Affairs will update the base website, www.tyndall.af.mil, and the base Facebook page, www.facebook.com/325FWTyndall, with information and HURCON details.

Below are the HURCON levels and weather conditions.

  • HURCON 5: Indicates destructive winds (winds above 58 mph) are possible
    within 96 hours
  • HURCON 4: Indicates destructive winds are possible within 72 hours
  • HURCON 3: Indicates destructive winds are possible within 48 hours
  • HURCON 2: Indicates destructive winds are anticipated within 24 hours
  • HURCON 1: Indicates destructive winds are anticipated within 12 hours
  • HURCON 1C Caution: Indicates winds of 40-57 mph/35-40 knots sustained are
    occurring
  • HURCON 1E Emergency: Indicates winds of 58 mph/35-40 knots sustained are
    occurring
  • HURCON 1R Recovery: Indicates destructive winds have subsided and are no
    longer forecast to occur; survey and work crews are permitted to determine
    the extent of the damage and to establish safe zones around hazards (e.g.
    downed power lines, unstable structures). Non-essential personnel remain
    indoors.

There are several ways for Tyndall personnel and their family members to prepare now. Airmen are required to ensure the accuracy of their information in Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (AFPAAS). This includes emergency contact information.

Airmen and families should consider the following steps:
1. Monitor weather stations; check Tyndall website, social media.
2. Review family/personal plan.
3. Inspect/inventory shelter or evacuation kit.
4. Check vehicle; prescriptions and food.
5. Brief family members on situation.
6. Determine plan for pets.
7. Ensure vehicle and generator fuel tanks are full.

For additional information regarding HURCONS and preparedness measures visit
https://www.tyndall.af.mil/Hurricane/

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