Hurricane

Before an impending emergency (Condition V), COMMAND expects all personnel to have completed the following:

  • Plan several escape routes that lead well inland.
  • Get the proper insurance for your residence. The government will not reimburse you for hurricane damage to your household goods in military quarters.
  • Gather all important insurance and identification papers and put them in a waterproof container/bag.
  • Choose someone well outside the affected zone (preferably out of the state) that everyone in your family can contact should you get separated.
  • Ensure your vehicles are in good working order.
  • Update your evacuation information with your chain of Command. Login to NFAAS to update your Personal / Recall information.

If you live near a river, beach, inter-coastal waterway, in a mobile home, or in a flood plain, you should plan to leave.

If you live away from any large bodies of water, on high ground and in a very sturdy house, you might consider staying depending on the category of the storm.

What to do if you are staying:

Condition IV – Hurricane forecasted to strike within 72 hrs.

  • Clear debris around house
  • Secure loose equipment/boats
  • Stock up on non-perishables
  • Prepare the items on your Disaster Supplies checklist
  • Review shelter locations/evac routes
  • Ensure you have propane and fuel for vehicles
  • Move valuables upstairs or store inside closets
  • Have adequate CASH on hand
  • Follow instructions from official sources only
  • Notify family of your emergency plans
  • Backup your hard drive.


Condition III - Hurricane forecasted to strike within 48 hrs.

  • Check with your chain of command for specific orders
  • Board up your house, if necessary
  • Check medical supplies
  • Expectant mothers (37+ wks) consult with doc
  • Gather water containers, clean bathtubs (to collect water)
  • Tune in to radio/TV


Condition II - Hurricane forecasted to strike within 24 hrs.

  • Board windows, close shutters, blinds, and drapes
  • Containerize water, fill bathtub
  • Set refrigerator to coldest setting and pack with extra water containers
  • Set brakes, put antenna down, close windows and doors in car, park away from trees and poles
  • Stay off roads
  • Evacuate to shelter, if needed
  • Tune in to radio/TV


Condition I - Hurricane forecasted to strike within 12 hrs.

  • Stuff towels around doors and windows
  • Conserve water
  • Stay indoors, avoid windows
  • Bring in pets and put in a room with no windows if possible
  • If you lose power, disconnect or turn off all appliances
  • If you smell gas, find where the gas line enters the house and turn the small valve clockwise
  • Tune in to radio/TV

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