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This page provides current and pertinent links to available information in the event that Eglin and its personnel experience hurricane conditions.  The links will better prepare Airmen and their families if a hurricane strikes your area.

Current HURCON condition: 
Open Shelter condition: none

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HURCON 4: Alert phase
Hurricane Condition 4 is declared by the 96th Test Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater is possible 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.

HURCON 3: Preparation Phase
Hurricane Condition 3 is declared by the 96th Test Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater is possible within 48 hours. Monitor storm reports on local radio and television stations. Bring in lawn furniture, trash cans, potted plants and other loose objects. Individuals planning to evacuate should know the route they will take and consider leaving before an evacuation order is issued.

HURCON 2: Final Preparation Phase
Hurricane Condition 2 is declared by the 96th Test Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater is possible within 24 hours. Adhere to evacuation orders if provided. Listen constantly to storm reports and board windows and glass doors. 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 should consider riding out the storm.

HURCON 1: Secure Phase
Hurricane Condition 1 is declared by the 96th Test Wing commander when the forecast calls for the arrival of a tropical storm with 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater is possible within 12 hours. All preparations should be complete. If necessary, evacuation orders should be followed. Remain indoors if riding out the storm.

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