Published September 15, 2020
The 81st Training Wing commander has directed the base to enter Hurricane Condition 1 status.
HURCON 1 means that the base may experience 50-knot winds or higher within 12 hours.
Hurricane Sally is projected to make landfall 29 nautical miles East of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, as a Category 1 hurricane late Tuesday evening.
Base officials have not ordered an evacuation of Keesler personnel, but are advising everyone to remain inside and restrict all movement during the storm. Keesler AFB is forecasted to experience tropical storm force winds and may receive 15-20 inches of rain with a 6-9 foot storm surge.
Keesler has been preparing the base through evacuation of aircraft, placing sandbags around several base facilities, ensuring all base personnel are prepared, and re-stocking items for hurricane disaster kits.
The following facilities and services will be closed or modified:
Military families should:
Store small boats in enclosed shelter. If stored outdoors, remove any loose gear and securely tie the boat down.