Hurricane Information

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

Hurricanes:
  • Can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.
  • Can affect areas more than 100 miles inland.
  • Are most active in September.

Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s risk of hurricanes.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • If you are at risk for flash flooding, watch for warning signs such as heavy rain.
  • Practice going to a safe shelter for high winds, such as a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter. The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room in a sturdy building on the lowest level that is not subject to flooding.
  • Based on your location and community plans, make your own plans for evacuation or sheltering in place.
  • Become familiar with your evacuation zone, the evacuation route, and shelter locations.
  • Gather needed supplies for at least three days. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets.
  • Keep important documents in a safe place or create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves in plumbing to prevent backups. Consider hurricane shutters. Review insurance policies.

Survive DURING

  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Do not drive around barricades.
  • If sheltering during high winds, go to a FEMA safe room, ICC 500 storm shelter, or a small, interior, windowless room or hallway on the lowest floor that is not subject to flooding.
  • If trapped in a building by flooding, go to the highest level of the building. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising flood water.
  • Listen for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery outdoors ONLY and away from windows.
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown! Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.

Be Safe AFTER

  • Listen to authorities for information and special instructions.
  • Be careful during clean-up. Wear protective clothing and work with someone else.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off electricity at the main breaker or fuse box to prevent electric shock.
  • Avoid wading in flood water, which can contain dangerous debris. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.
  • Save phone calls for emergencies. Phone systems are often down or busy after a disaster. Use text messages or social media to communicate with family and friends.
  • Document any property damage with photographs. Contact your insurance company for assistance.

Facilities/Services Update

Location                                                                       Status          Notes                                                                                
 
Main Gate    
East Gate OPEN  
CCAFS South Gate    
Riverside Dining     
CCAFS Shoppette    
Patrick Fitness Center  

 

 

CCAFS Fitness Center    
Commissary  

 

Base Exchange Food Court  

 

PAFB Express Station    
Medical Group    
Satellite Pharmacy    
Vet Clinic  

 

Base Exchange Optometry  

 

Legal Office    
Finance Office    
MPF (ID Cards)  

 

Airman Leadership School    
Civilian Personnel    
Child Development Center    
Youth SAC Program    
Youth Center    
Base Education Center CLOSED  
AFRC    
The Chapel    
The Tides    
The Library    
Manatee Cove Golf Course/Food  

 

Manatee Cove Marina    
PAFB Beaches    
The Beach House    
Shark Lanes Food    
Shark Lanes Bowling Café Bistro    
Shark Lanes Bowling Center  

 

NOTU Greenhouse  

 

Launch Viewing    
Lodging    
Outdoor Recreation  

 

Information, Tickets and Travel    
Family Camp CLOSED

 

Auto Services    
Softball Intramural Sports    
Unite Program & Base Wide Events    
Space Coast Credit Union    
Barber Shop OPEN

 

CCAFS Barber Shop  

 

CCAFS Fishing    
Installation Personnel Readiness  

 

Base Exchange    
Military Clothing Sales    
Burger King OPEN  
CCAFS Café    
Official Mail Center