Tyndall issues warning level for Hurricane Ian
Tyndall Air Force Base is preparing for the possibility of Hurricane Ian's impact
Hurricane Ian expected to hit the coast of Florida in the next 48 hours
Hurrican Ian is only the fourth hurricane of the Atlantic season 2022
Tyndall Air Force Base is preparing for the possibility of Hurricane Ian's impact. Officials at the base declared condition level HURCON 4 on Monday.
“This warning level means the hurricane has become a potential threat to Tyndall with destructive winds possible within 72 hours, officials have not evacuated base personnel at this time," officials stated in a press release.
Tyndall employees and their families should take the following precautions:
1) Check weather stations, the Tyndall website, social media, and so on.
2) Set up a family/personal emergency action plan, as well as a plan for pets.
3) Inspect and inventory the shelter or evacuation kit, which should include a first-aid kit and flashlights.
4) Vehicles, prescriptions, food, sanitary supplies, clothing, and bedding should all be inspected.
5) Inform family members and take precautions for high-risk individuals.
6) Skylights should be shielded, and windows and glass doors should be fitted with shutters or plywood (if living off-base). Check that the generator's fuel tanks are full.
7) Clear the yard of any loose materials that could become projectiles.
8) Obtain enough cash to cover your immediate expenses.
Located 12 miles (19 km) east of Panama City, Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base. The facility bears the name of 1st Lt. Frank Benjamin Tyndall, a World War I flyer. The 325th Fighter Wing (325 FW) of the Air Combat Command is the host wing and base operating unit (ACC). According to the 2010 census, 2,994 people called the base home. Hurricane Michael struck the base in October 2018, severely damaging it.
Hurricane Ian was named Tropical Depression Nine on Friday last week before being reclassified as Hurricane Ian shortly after. Ian, as a Category 3 storm, is expected to strengthen and produce potentially life-threatening storm surges and winds.
Ian arrives just days after Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, causing flooding and dangerous land slides in both places.