NORFOLK, Va. – Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) ordered all Navy installations in the Hampton Roads area to set Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR) Three (III) late today as Hurricane Isaias is forecasted to bring high winds and rain to the Mid-Atlantic coast as early as next week. This means potential sustained destructive winds of greater than 50 knots associated with a tropical system are possible within 48 hours.
“Our Navy personnel began training and preparing for the 2020 Hurricane Season in May of this year. It takes a full team effort to be prepared for storms such as this, and equally important to stay on-track to meet our ongoing mission,” said Rear Adm. Charles W. “Chip” Rock, CNRMA. “Our top priority is the safety of our personnel and their families, and to protect our military assets and infrastructures from the storm’s potential impact. I am very proud of the work our team has accomplished in advance of this storm.”
Navy installations in Hampton Roads are taking extra precautions to prepare for the approaching storm by securing hazards, removing debris from drainage areas, designating alternate parking areas for flood prone areas, sand bagging flood-prone areas and necessary, topping off fuel in generators and government vehicles, and relocating dumpsters and equipment to more secure areas.
All personnel and their families should review their Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) account at https://navyfamily.navy.mil, and visit the Know Your Zone website for information on whether you should evacuate in an emergency or shelter at home based on street address and the nature of the emergency event.
All personnel and their families should also visit the Ready Navy website at https://ready.navy.mil and follow Twitter (@ReadyNavy). Ready Navy provides information, tools and resources that empower the Navy family to more aptly prepare for, react and recover when faced with any emergency.
CNRMA will continue to provide hurricane updates on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CNRMA.PAO) and Twitter (@CNRMA) as information is available.
Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR) are as follows:
- TCCOR IV: Trend indicates possible destructive winds within 72 hours.
- TCCOR III: Destructive winds are possible within 48 hours.
- TCCOR II: Destructive winds are possible within 24 hours.
- TCCOR I: Destructive winds are possible within 12 hours.