NAS Patuxent River Increases Readiness Condition in Preparation of Hurricane Florence
Naval Air Station Patuxent River has set Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR) III in preparation of Hurricane Florence. TCCOR III means destructive winds associated with a tropical system are possible in the NAS Patuxent River area of responsibility within 48 hours.
Florence is expected to strengthen to 150 miles-per-hour just prior to landfall somewhere on the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic Coast the night of Thursday, Sept. 13. Although the storm is not expected to hit Southern Maryland directly, there will be an increased amount of rain, with an estimated 8- to 10-inches expected in the next seven days.
Hurricane Florence might pose a danger to personnel, structures, and other resources, and there is no substitute for advance planning and preparation. NAS Patuxent River encourages everyone to prepare for possible power outages, impassable roads and downed trees. For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit https://www.ready.navy.mil/be_informed/natural_hazards/hurricane_typhoon.html. For updates regarding NAS Patuxent River, follow the installation social media feeds at www.facebook.com/NASPaxRiver, www.twitter.com/NASPaxRiverPAO.