​SOCCENT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

  
HURCON-4

Guidance from the Wing as of now is that we are still in HURCON 4.
(Updated Sep 07 2017 - 14:51 EST)
The HQ SOCCENT Emergency Management (EM) Program assists all assigned personnel (military, civil service, contractor) and their families to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, technological (man-made) accidents, and intentional attacks involving weapons of mass destruction (explosives, toxic industrial chemicals/materials, etc.). EM Representatives (EMRs) are assigned to each Directorate and Special Staff and will assist you with the many resources available to you at the Headquarters Continuity and Emergency Management Office and or local/county EM offices.
 
This site offers basic information regarding personal and family preparedness. It is intended to answer questions you have and those not yet considered. There are 3 Steps to Preparedness, which should be considered throughout the year...Get Informed, Have a Plan, and Build an Emergency Kit. HQ USSOCOM Directorate and Special Staff EMRs can be contacted using the Emergency Information Cards (issued through organizational resources). During evacuations and following disasters, there are two toll-free telephone numbers you can call to hear recorded, updated information about MacDill AFB and HQ USSOCOM. You can also call the Info Lines when trying to find MacDill AFB or USSOCOM-specific instructions, directions, or base status.

HURCON-1
Hurricane Condition 1 was declared by the Base commander when the forecast called for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater within 12 hours. All preparations should be completed. If necessary, evacuation orders should be followed. Remain indoors if riding out the storm.

HUCON-2
Hurricane Condition 2 was declared by the Base commander when the forecast called for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater within 24 hours. Adhere to evacuation orders if provided. Listen constantly to storm reports and board windows and glass doors. Turn refrigerator and freezer to their highest setting; freeze water in jugs. Fill sinks and tubs with water for bathing and sanitary purposes. Residents on high ground away from beaches should consider riding out the storm.

HURCON-3
Hurricane Condition 3 was declared by the Base commander when the forecast called for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater within 48 hours. Monitor storm reports on local radio and television stations. Bring in lawn furniture, trash cans, potted plants and other loose objects. Individuals planning to evacuate should know the route they will take and consider leaving before an evacuation order is issued.

HURCON-4
Hurricane Condition 4 was declared by the Base commander when the forecast called for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater within 72 hours. Stock up emergency supplies. Copy important papers and phone numbers; store in storm-proof place. Individuals evacuating should decide where to go.