Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam prepares for Hurricane Iselle

08/07/14


PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM - In preparation for Hurricane Iselle, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is maintaining Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 4, indicating that destructive and sustained winds of 50 knots are possible. At TCCOR 4, JBPHH officials urge military and DoD personnel and their families to complete their disaster kits and emergency preparations, and continue to listen to the news for updates.

JBPHH continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the hurricane and ensure the safety and security of base personnel.  JBPHH continues to be fully mission capable with potential follow-on actions contingent upon weather updates.

For residents living on base, be prepared to safely shelter in place; no evacuations are currently planned for JBPHH housing areas at this time. Residents will be notified if they are within a flood zone prior to the arrival of the storm. For residents living off base, particularly in coastal evacuation zones or in areas prone to flooding, be aware of the locations of the nearest City and County of Honolulu shelters in the event you need to evacuate to a shelter as a last resort.

The Nimitz gate and O'Malley gate (Hickam main gate) will remain open 24 hours; other gates may be closed as necessary as conditions warrant.  Drivers are advised to anticipate possible road or gate closures and limit their travel.

If wind speeds exceed 40 knots, access to the Ford Island bridge will be limited to privately owned vehicles; larger vehicles like buses and trailers may not be allowed to travel on the bridge.

If wind speeds exceed 25 knots, the Navy will secure all small boats, including the white boats, which will affect tours of the USS Arizona Memorial. The USS Missouri Memorial announced it will close on Aug. 8 due to Hurricane Iselle.

Base personnel should be wary of downed trees and extra debris that can cause power outages.  To report immediate hazards to property, roads or utilities, call the NAVFAC Hawaii emergency desk at (808) 449-3100/3101. Residents may also call the Emergency Operations Center at (808) 449-2583/3262/2570 to report hazardous conditions.

JBPHH personnel can listen to recorded messages on the JBPHH Straight Talk line at (808) 421-4000 and monitor updates on JBPHH Facebook and website, www.cnic.navy.mil/pearlharbor-hickam

 

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