Hurricane COR (Condition of Readiness) Levels

Condition of Readiness (COR) V

COR V is the lowest condition of hurricane readiness.
Destructive force winds (50 mph) are not expected.
Under COR V, personnel should:

  • 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.

 

Condition of Readiness (COR) IV

COR IV is the first condition of heightened hurricane readiness.
Destructive force winds (50 mph) are forecasted within 72 hours.
Under COR IV, personnel should:

  • Clear debris around house
  • Secure loose equipment/boats
  • Stock up on non-perishables
  • Prepare the items on your Disaster Supplies checklist
  • Review shelter locations/evacuation 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 of Readiness (COR) III

COR III means that destructive force winds (50 mph) are forecasted within 48 hours.
Under COR III, personnel should: 

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

 

 

Condition of Readiness (COR) II

COR II means that destructive force winds (50 mph) are forecasted within 24 hours.
Under COR II, personnel should:  

  • 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 or ordered 
  • Tune in to radio/TV

 

Condition of Readiness (COR) I

COR I means that destructive force winds (50 mph) are forecasted within 12 hours.
Under COR I, personnel should: 

  • 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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