Hurlburt Field initiates HURCON 5

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Base officials initiated Hurricane Condition 5 at 8:30 a.m. today to prepare for the possible arrival of winds exceeding 50 knots within 96 hours.

HURCON 5 is a level of warning used by the Air Force to assist commanders in preparing their units for storm response actions and is meant to focus the base’s attention on the storm and signal the start of active preparation.

As a normal precaution, the base is preparing for a possible hurricane landfall and/or aircraft evacuation.

Please call the Emergency Family Assistance Center toll-free number at 1-877-571-7209 as needed.

For more information, please visit the Hurricane Information section of the Hurlburt website at . Personnel can also visit the 1st SOW Commander Facebook page for regular updates at