Hurricane Briefings

The 325th Civil Engineer Readiness and Emergency Management Flight will be conducting briefings to help prepare you and your family for the 2017 Hurricane Season.

Attendance to any of the following briefings is highly encouraged:

All Briefings will be held at the Readiness and Emergency Management, Building 909, 215 Virginia Ave. from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.     

 - September 18

 - October 23

 - November 6

 


Tyndall's Hurricane Page

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

Current HURCON condition: No current HURCON status
Open Shelter condition: No shelters activated

Please verify and update AFPAAS by logging into the Air Force Portal

 

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE (Sept. 11, 2017 3:26 p.m.)

There is no longer a HURCON status. Report for normal duty hours for Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

If you left the area and are unable to return, contact your supervisor to coordinate your return.

All customer service activities will return to normal hours Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

 
HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2017 10:56 p.m.)

As a result of Hurricane Irma, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the surrounding areas to include Tyndall Air Force Base. The 325th Fighter Wing commander has declared HURCON 1 in preparation for tropical storm winds of 48-59 mph arriving within 12 hours.

Tyndall members should:

1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed in HURCON 2, 3 and 4.

2. Limit all outside activities.

At these winds speeds emergency responders (ambulance, fire, or police) may be restricted until winds drop to a safe level. If sustained winds exceed 40 mph all bridges are subject to close.

Tyndall does not maintain hurricane evacuation shelters, but Bay County has opened Dean Bozeman High School at 13410 Highway 77, north of Southport to shelter hurricane evacuees. If you believe you need to leave Tyndall for a safer location, the County shelter is available to you. Additional shelter information for the entire State can be found at www.floridadisaster.org.

If you have already left the local area, work with your supervisor to coordinate your return.

Additional information can be found on Tyndall's hurricane page at http://www.tyndall.af.mil/Hurricane.

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2017)

As a result of Hurricane Irma, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the surrounding areas to include Tyndall Air Force Base. The 325th Fighter Wing commander has declared HURCON 2 in preparation for the potential for tropical storm winds of 48-59 mph. Destructive winds could arrive within 24 hours.

Members required to report for work on Monday will be contacted directly by their chain of command. If you are not contacted to report to work you should remain in a safe location until the storm has passed. Reporting instructions for Tuesday will be disseminated through your chain of command. Military and civilian employees are not to report on Tuesday until told to do so. All base services will remain closed until it is safe for members to report to work.

No evacuation of the base is ordered at this time. Tyndall does not maintain hurricane evacuation shelters, but Bay County has opened Dean Bozeman High School at 13410 Highway 77, Panama City, north of Southport to shelter hurricane evacuees. If you believe you need to leave Tyndall for a safer location, the County shelter is available to you. Additional shelter information for the entire state can be found at www.floridadisaster.org. If you have already left the local area, work with your supervisor to coordinate your return.

Tyndall privatized housing occupants may be contacted by Balfour Beatty with additional information. If you have any questions regarding housing please contact Balfour Beatty directly.

The National Hurricane Center projected winds at Tyndall Sunday evening may subject the DuPont Bridge to closure, at more than 40 mph, and limit movement outside facilities. This includes emergency responders so ambulance, fire or police responses may be restricted until winds drop to a safe level.

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE (Sept. 9, 2017)

Team Tyndall,

The 325th Fighter Wing commander has ordered that only key or essential personnel will report for work Sept.11, 2017. Any personnel unsure of their status based on mission requirements should contact their supervisor for clarification. At this time, no evacuation has been ordered; however, base officials are continuing to monitor the situation, and all personnel are advised to stay vigilant and continue preparations.

The following facilities hours of operations for Sunday and Monday:

  • Berg-Liles Dining Facility: OPEN for normal hours of operation 
  • Rapid Quick Turn Kitchen: CLOSED
  • Lodging/OPEN/Monday-Minimal Manning - Front Desk support only
  • CDC/Youth Center- CLOSED
  • Fitness Center: OPEN 8 a.m. to 7 p.m./After Hours Access only
  • Horizons, Bowling Center, Skeet and Trap, Bonita Bay Outdoor Rec, Beacon Beach Marina and Auto Hobby:  CLOSED
  • Military Personnel Section: CLOSED
  • Force Development Center/Military Testing/ALS- CLOSED
  • Finance: CLOSED
  • AAFES (BX):  Sunday/Monday: CLOSED
  • Commissary:  Sunday-Normal Hours (subject to change)/Monday-CLOSED                               
  • Tyndall Credit Union:  CLOSED; ATMs available 24-hrs
  • Felix Lake Shoppette: Sunday-Monday/CLOSED/ Pumps open (unless severe weather) 
  • Tyndall Express Shoppette:  Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-CLOSED
  • Pumps open (unless severe weather)
  • Medical Group main clinic: Monday-CLOSED
  • Dental Clinic: Monday-CLOSED
  • Mental Clinic: Monday-CLOSED
  • Satellite Pharmacy: Monday-CLOSED

Medical appointments will be rescheduled, but patients may also contact the appointment line (850) 283-2788 when the clinic reopens.

Ambulance Services will be operational. If you are having an emergency please dial 911.

For all Urgent/Non-emergent needs, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).

If you need routine or follow-up care, you can make an appointment at TRICARE Online or request an appointment through our MiCare Secure Messaging System.

Hurricane Irma Tricare Benefits Information: https://tricare.mil/irma           

Details will be provided as they become available. Check the Tyndall website at http://www.tyndall.af.mil/Hurricane/ and the Tyndall Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/325FWTyndall/ for further HURCON updates.

Hurricane Irma Update (Sept. 8, 2017)

Team Tyndall,

Tyndall Air Force Base is being conservative and relocating our high value equipment, including aircraft, to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas as a precaution of Hurricane Irma.

We are leaning forward, but an evacuation of all base personnel has not been ordered at this time. Continue to remain in a prepared and ready status by updating your information on AFPAAS and remaining on telephone standby for phone recall.

If the storm shifts toward Tyndall, personnel may be ordered for mandatory evacuation. Personnel living off-base should evacuate if instructed by local authorities.

In case of mandatory evacuation:
    - Orders and reimbursement upon return
    - Government Travel Card use authorized
    - If not issued a GTC, cash advances will be available
    - Evacuation distance range 100-500 miles (If unable to find accommodation in designated range, contact your unit commander for approval)
Note: Orders, reimbursement, GTC authorizations are NOT authorized unless a mandatory evacuation is declared.

Details will be provided as they become available. For further HURCON updates, monitor the Tyndall hurricane page and the Tyndall Facebook page.

Tyndall personnel and their family members should be taking the following steps:
1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed for HURCON 4
2. Continue to monitor local T.V. and radio
3. Prepare home for hurricane
4. Update Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (AFPAAS)
    - Login through AF Portal
    - Click Here (Airmen/Civilians)
    - Login
    - Click My Info Tab (top of page)
    - Click Contact Information (left side of page)

If information is correct, then verify Info as current under Sponsor’s Contact Info & Sponsor’s Work Location. If information needs to updated, then click edit contact info. Confirm your username and password, so you are able to check in using the AFPAAS mobile site on your cellphone or mobile device.

5. Ensure Government travel cards are activated
6. Identify closest shelter and hotels along evacuation routes
    - http://hotels.petswelcome.com/ features a list of pet friendly hotels

The 325th Medical Group officials have no plans at this time to reduce patient care hours, but there are steps beneficiaries can take to be prepared medically for any contingency.
    - All obstetrics patients who are within three months of delivery are advised to contact their doctor and consider requesting a copy of medical records for safekeeping.
    - Patients who need prescriptions refilled within the next 48 hours should call the satellite pharmacy the toll free number is (800) 356-5273.

The satellite pharmacy hours have been extended from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 8, 2017. Stay up-to-date on medical care information at the 325th MDG Facebook page and Tricare resources.

Hurricane Conditions

HURCON 5 (96 hours prior)
1. Monitor weather stations; check Tyndall website, Facebook page
2. Review family/personal plan
3. Inspect/inventory shelter or evacuation kit
4. Check vehicles, prescriptions and food
5. Brief family members on situation
6. Determine plan for pets
7. Ensure vehicle and generator fuel tanks are full

HURCON 4 (72 hours prior)
1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed for HURCON 5
2. Continue to monitor local T.V. and radio
3. Prepare home for hurricane
4. Clear yard of loose materials that could possibly turn into projectiles
5. Update Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (AFPAAS)
6. Identify closest shelter

HURCON 3 (48 hours prior)
1. Ensure you have completed steps/precautions listed for HURCON 4 and 5.
2. Monitor weather stations.
3. Finish preparations for storm.
4. Gather evacuation items.
5. Secure home and belongings.
6. Prepare for potential evacuation.

HURCON 2 (24 hours prior)
1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed for HURCON 3, 4 and 5.
2. Monitor T.V. and radio
3. Brief family members on evacuation/ride out plan.
4. If going to a shelter, don't forget evacuation/shelter kit.
5. Remain in shelter until released by proper officials.

HURCON 1 (12 hours prior)
1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed for HURCON 1, 2, 3 and 4.
2. Evacuate if still safe to do so.
3. Monitor T.V. and radio.
4. Remain in shelter until released by proper officials.
5. If not sheltered, find shelter immediately, or prepare to “ride-out” in your home.

HURCON 1C (Caution)
1. Winds of 40-57 mph sustained are occurring.
2. All outside activity is prohibited.
3. Remain in shelter until released by proper officials.
4. If not sheltered, find shelter immediately.

HURCON 1E (Emergency)
1. Winds of 58 mph sustained and/or gusts of 69 mph or greater are occurring.
2. 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.
4. If evacuated do not return to base until directed to do so.

Evacuation Options

In the event of a hurricane, the three Air Force installations listed below serve as options of evacuation. The numbers listed may help for planning purposes.

Moody Air Force Base -
Operator: (229) 257-1110
Lodging: (229) 257-3893

Maxwell Air Force Base -
Operator: (334) 953-1110
Lodging: (334) 953-3931

Robins Air Force Base -
Operator: (478) 926-1110
Lodging: (478) 926-2100

HURRICANE IRMA

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 up to 500 miles. (If unable to find accommodation in designated range, contact your unit commander for approval)
  • 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

Shelter List

Tune into local television/radio stations to see which shelters have been activated.

Off Base

Mosley High School - 501 Mosley Dr., Lynn Haven
Bay High School - 1200 Harrison Ave., Panama City
Bozeman Learning Center (Special Care) - 13410 Hwy 77, Panama City
Callaway Elementary School - 7115 Hwy 22, Callaway
Hiland Park Elememntary School - 2507 E. Baldwin Rd., Panama City
Lynn Haven Elementary School - 301 W. 9th St., Lynn Haven
Merritt Elementary School - 5044 Merritt Brown Way, Panama City
Milville Elementary School - 203 N. East Ave., Panama City
Rutherford High School - 100 School Ave., Springfield
Tommy Smith Elementary School - 5044 Timothy Smith Dr., Panama City
North Side Elementary School (Special Care) - 2001 Northside Dr., Panama City

On Base

Billeting Rooms - Bldg. 1332
*Other buildings as designated by the Wing Commander

HURCON Conditions

HURCON

CRITERIA

5

Destructive Winds are possible within 96 hours.

4

Destructive Winds are possible within 72 hours.

3

Destructive Winds are possible within 48 hours.

2

Destructive Winds are possible within 24 hours.

1

Destructive Winds are possible within 12 hours.

1C

Caution: Winds of 40-57 mph sustained are occurring.

1E

Emergency: Winds of 58 mph sustained and/or gusts of 69 mph or greater are occurring.

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 in doors.