Emergency Management

Welcome to the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Emergency Management Website!

NAS Whiting Field has been designated a “Storm Ready Community” by the National Weather Service. We are only one of two Naval Installations in the country with that distinction and the only Naval Air Station!

Living in Northwest Florida brings with it the inherent risk of destructive weather. We are susceptible at different times throughout the year from threats such as tornados, tropical storms and hurricanes.

One primary concern is to ensure the safety of our Navy Family. We need to make sure everyone is out of harms way. In the case of a hurricane, it is often advisable to relocate to a safe haven well away from the effects of the storm. A major challenge we face is maintaining communication. For that reason, a toll free number has been established for not only mustering, but for general base information during a crisis. That number is: 1-888-623-WHTG (9484).

In the event you require assistance, please log onto https://www.navyfamily.navy.mil and complete a needs assessment. Once that assessment is complete, someone will notify you to make sure you are receiving the assistance you require.

Once the storm has passed, contact your chain-of-command for further guidance. As stated above, if you are unable to contact anyone in your chain-of-command, call 1-888-623-WHTG (9484).

Tornados are much more difficult to predict and the warning may only be a few minutes before the tornado strikes. When on base, the siren will sound if a tornado is imminent. Seek shelter immediately inside the nearest building and proceed to an interior room. At home, seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest level of the house. If caught outdoors, lay flat in a gulley or ditch with your hands covering your head.

For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Office at 623-7324.

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