Keesler Officials Caution Residents of HURCON 2
by Keesler Public Affairs
81st Training Wing
Keesler AFB has declared
Hurricane Condition Two, as 50-knot winds are expected here within 24
The 81st Training Wing
commander has ordered an evacuation order for all Keesler non-storm
essential employees and all family members
no earlier than 6 am and no
later than 6 pm effective Sunday, August 31, 2008.
All non-storm mission-essential
personnel and their dependents residing within 75 miles of Keesler AFB are
ordered to evacuate. Also, civilians and their dependents residing within
75 miles of Keesler AFB are authorized to evacuate.
Evacuating personnel must
evacuate a minimum of 150 miles and shall not exceed a maximum of a 750
mile radius from Keesler AFB. Evacuating personnel shall contact the
Keesler Accountability Team, 1-800-673-9356, upon arrival at their
evacuation point. After arrival all personnel will contact Air Force
Personnel Center Randolph AFB, 1-800-435-9941, daily for further
instructions. Mileage and proportional per diem are authorized. As
directed, storm mission essential personnel shall proceed to their
designated locations and await further instructions. All personnel should
use their unit control center as the central point of contact for
Base personnel and their family
members should continue to monitor TV or radio broadcasts for the latest
developments on Hurricane Gustav.
During HURCON 2, all personnel
on or off base should:
a. Fill jugs, bottles and other
containers with drinking water.
b. Put important personal
papers and valuable items in a waterproof strong box.
c. Notify relatives of your
intentions and location during the storm.
d. Inform relatives to minimize
Further information is
available to personnel and their family members via the Keesler AFB public
Web site at
www.keesler.af.mil , or by calling the 81st Training Wing Straight
Talk Line recorded message at 228-377-3901.