Hurricanes and Destructive Weather
Hurricanes and other forms of destructive weather have a history of causing significant damage throughout the Southeast US. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th however, damaging tropical and sub-tropical storms may occur at any time of the year. The National Hurricane Center web site http://nhc.noaa.gov contains extensive information to assist with hurricane preparedness and monitoring storms from when they form to landfall. Additionally, you are encouraged to monitor local media and weather sources for information in the event a tropical storm or hurricane threatens your area.
If you live along the coast, you may be asked to evacuate if a hurricane approaches your location. Family preparedness is essential during evacuations, so it is imperative to prepare and be ready to evacuate before a storm approaches. Once evacuated, it is important to make sure you are accounted for. If unable to reach anyone to report your status, you can account for you and your family using the Navy Family Accountability & Assessment System (NFAAS) at https://navyfamily.navy.mil or call the Navy Personnel Command Emergency Coordination Center at 1-877-414-5358. Contact your local Installation Emergency Management Office for additional information.