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

General Hurricane Season June 1st - November 30th

HURCON 4 (96 hours prior)
1. Monitor weather stations; on-base check channel 14.
2. Activate family/personal plan.
3. Inspect/inventory shelter or evacuation kit
4. Check vehicle, prescriptions and food.
5. Brief family members on situation.
6. Determine plan for pets
7. Protect skylights, fit windows and glass doors with shutters or plywood (if living off-base). Ensure vehicle and generator (if applicable) fuel tanks are full.
8. Clear yard of loose materials that could possibly turn into projectiles.

HURCON 3 (72 hours prior)
1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed for HURCON 4.
2. Prepare home for hurricane.
3. Leave if there's an evacuation.

HURCON 2 (48 hours prior)
1. Ensure you have completed steps/precautions listed for HURCON 3 and 4.
2. Monitor weather stations.
3. Finish preparations for storm.
4. Secure home and belongings.

HURCON 1E (Emergency, 24 hours prior)
1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed for HURCON 2, 3 and 4.
2. If going to a shelter, don't forget evacuation/shelter kit.
3. Remain in shelter until released by proper officials.

HURCON 1R (Recovery)
1. Surface winds in excess of 58 MPH are no longer occurring and storm has passed.
2. Non-essential functions remain closed unless directed otherwise by the wing commander.
3. All but emergency personnel remain in quarters until further notice.

Evacuation Guidelines

  • 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:
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

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