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Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Before severe weather arrives make sure you and your family are prepared for before, during and after a storm. More information can be found at

Things to prepare now

  • Know your area’s risk of hurricanes.
  • Sign up for your community 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.

When a hurricane is 36 hours from arriving

  • Turn on your TV or radio in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
  • Restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include food and water sufficient for at least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power. For example, you can call, text, email or use social media. Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded.
  • Review your evacuation zone, evacuation route and shelter locations. Plan with your family. You may have to leave quickly so plan ahead.
  • Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.
  • If you have NFIP flood insurance, your policy may cover up to $1000 in loss avoidance measures, like sandbags and water pumps, to protect your insured property. You should keep copies of all receipts and a record of the time spent performing the work. They should be submitted to your insurance adjuster when you file a claim to be reimbursed. Visit to learn more.

When a hurricane is 18-36 hours from arriving

  • Bookmark your city or county website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
  • Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks); and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on the building.
  • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install.

When a hurricane is 6-18 hours from arriving

  • Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
  • Charge your cell phone now so you will have a full battery in case you lose power.

When a hurricane is 6 hours from arriving

  • If you’re not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home or where you are and let friends and family know where you are.
  • Close storm shutters, and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.
  • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored.
  • Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

Be safe during a storm

  • 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.


  • 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.

Hurricane Conditions

General Hurricane Season, June 1 to Nov. 30

Hurricane Condition 5 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater within 96 hours. Monitor storm reports on local radio and television stations.

Hurricane Condition 4 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of 58 m.p.h. 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 now where to go in preparation for an evacuation order. Monitor storm reports on local radio and television stations. Review the emergency evacuation instructions. Contact your unit for further instructions.


Hurricane Condition 3 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater within 48 hours. Individuals planning to evacuate should know the route they will take. Contact your unit for further instructions.


Hurricane Condition 2 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater within 24 hours. Bring in lawn furniture, trash cans, potted plants and other loose objects. Individuals planning to evacuate should know the route they will take. Contact your unit for further instructions. 

Hurricane Condition 1 is declared by the 45th Space Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater possible within 12 hours. If in effect, evacuation orders should be followed. Once the storm is within 12 hours, 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 may consider riding out the storm. All preparations should be complete. Remain indoors if riding out the storm. Listen constantly to storm reports and board windows and glass doors.

Indicates surface winds in excess of 58 m.p.h. are occurring and other dangerous condition associated with the storm are present. All outside activity is strictly prohibited.

Indicates life-threatening storm hazards have passed but damage may persist and only emergency responders and damage assessment personnel are released to move about.

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It has been a year since I had the honor of joining the men and women of the 45th Space Wing. Debbie and I are so thankful to be a part of such an incredible team. Each day I’m reminded of the innovative ideas, hard work and dedicated hours you all put in, which enables this wing to be the World’s Premier Gateway To Space. To each Airman, spouse, family member and mission partner: we are honored to have worked beside you for the past year. What you’ve accomplished this year has been incredible, and we look forward to seeing what this awesome team will accomplish in the future. - Shark 1
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T-10: SO. CLOSE. As a reminder, don’t forget to share your photos from this morning’s launch with us. You may even see yours as our featured cover photo, like this shot from #AEHF5 by Denise Kemler. 📸🚀
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T-30: Only 30 minutes left until liftoff! GPS III is the next step in modernization of the worldwide navigation network with advanced satellites, improved accuracy, better anti-jam and a new signal for the everyday user. Let’s face it, some of us are very directionally challenged. How often do you use utilize your map app or similar programs?
T-60: We are just 1-hour away from the GPS III launch on the LAST United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium. (History right here folks!!) If you haven't seen the highlights of our Airmen on Ascension Island, go check-out this week's countdown to launch! They provided tracking for the last GPS III launch on Dec 23, 2018! Let us know where you watched the last GPS III launch and where you will watch this one!
We are just ONE DAY AWAY from take-off of GPS III! Here we have TSgt Ralph "Tex" Ruiz practicing his take-off on runway 13! Believe it or not, this is not a part of his official duties as the Airfield Manager and Airfield Contracting Officer Representative for Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield. While the lack of communications and amenities such as grocery stores, gas stations, banks, etc. can be a challenge, Tex is quick to point out the “small island, big heart” mentality of its inhabitants that make it home. This small glimpse into the life of our Airmen on Ascension is just one piece our geographically seperated team members play in the mission. Be sure to show those units some love in the comments below!
Just TWO more days from the launch of GPS III! Who better to discuss life on Ascension than current resident TSgt Johntavion Jackson. Check out this awesome photo of his Atlas-shrug on a radome on the “US Base” of Ascension Island. A radome is a structural, weatherproof enclosure used to protect a radar antenna. TSgt Jackson has been continually impressed by the far-reaching capabilities on island to track and communicate with spacecraft from around the globe. As for challenges faced living on a volcanic cinder in the middle of the Atlantic over 5,000 miles from Florida, Jackson misses having a barber shop and notes that his iPhone has now been demoted to an iPod given the lack of cell providers. What do you think you would miss most living on Ascension?
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TRAFFIC UPDATE: Obstruction at East Gate has been cleared. Traffic to resume normal pattern.
Traffic at East gate is Delayed; Use Caution.
Severe Thunderstorm and Heavy Winds in Brevard County till 6:15 p.m.
This is a test of the 45 SW Text Alert System. Thank you.
Heavy traffic delay Pineda Causeway east bound toward A1A.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Traffic accident at East Gate cleared, expect minor delays. Stay safe!
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Traffic accident at East Gate, use alternate gate.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Near Pineda & Wickham Road intersection-Heavy Construction and Narrow single lane traffic. Adjust speed and stay safe!
UPDATE: Tornado Watch for Patrick Air Force Base has been canceled.
UPDATE: Tornado Watch for Patrick Air Force Base has extended to 8 p.m. If there are any changes, we will keep you updated.
Be advised, Command Post issued a Tornado watch for the Patrick Air Force Base area from 1:50 p.m. - 4 p.m. If ther…
4 car accident on Pineda Causeway, seek alternate route.
Be cautious when entering & exiting Cape Canaveral Air Force Station due to union strike activities. Anticipate possible delays.
South Patrick Housing (Pelican Coast Housing) is no longer under the precautionary boil water notice.
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