Keesler's Hurricane Information Page

This page provides current and pertinent links to available information in the event that Keesler and its personnel experience hurricane conditions. The links will better prepare Airmen and their families if a hurricane strikes your area.

Current HURCON condition: HURCON 5
All on base facilities are running at normal business hours.
Please verify and update AFPAAS by logging into the
Air Force Portal

Hurricane Conditions

HURCON 5- Destructive winds are possible within 96 hours.

HURCON 4- Destructive winds are possible within 72 hours.

HURCON 3- Destructive winds are possible within 48 hours.

HURCON 2- Destructive winds anticipated within 24 hours.

HURCON 1- Destructive winds anticipated within 12 hours.

HURCON 1C- Caution: Winds of 40-57 mph/35-49 kts sustained are occurring.

HURCON 1E-  Emergency:  Winds of 58 mph/50 kts sustained and/or gusts of 69 mph/60 kts or greater are occurring.

HURCON 1R- Recovery: Destructive winds have subsided and are no longer forecast to occur; survey and work crews are permitted to determine the extent of the damage and to establish safe zones around hazards (e.g., downed power lines, unstable structures). Non-essential personnel are asked to remain indoors.

Evacuation Guidelines

Mission-essential personnel and students are the only personnel authorized to shelter on Keesler AFB. 
Dependents and retirees are encouraged to seek shelter in a local community shelter or evacuate outside of the affected area. 

Mission-essential personnel are encouraged to plan ahead to account for dependent evacuation.
◾Grab your disaster kit, pets and family and leave no earlier than directed by the Wing Commander.
◾Finance will reimburse you for an evacuation of a minimum of 150 miles and a max of 750 miles one way (mileage can be increased by the Wing Commander).
◾Things to note when evacuating - main routes will be congested, tune to radio for traffic information, become familiar with secondary roads as backup.
◾Be sure to identify yourself as an evacuee when making hotel reservations.
◾Military/Civil Service may be recalled before dependents.
◾4-TIERED APPROACH FOR PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY - Upon arrival to primary/alternate evacuation points or up to 24 hours after notice of evacuation contact supervisor (or the person above them on the recall roster).

Contact supervisor/UCC
 Contact the HESS at 1-877-325-EVAC (3822)
 Update status on AFPAAS at:
https://afpaas.af.mil/
 Contact AFPC/PRC at 1-800-435-9941

◾Last Resort: In the event you are stranded in a crisis area with no communication available, report your status to any responding agent (Red Cross, local police, FEMA, etc.) and ask that agent to report your status to the Air Force through any means possible.

External links

*The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the 81st Training Wing, HQ Air Education & Training Command, the United States Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external Web site, or the information, products or services contained therein.