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NCBC prepares for Hurricane Sally


NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER GULFPORT, Miss. –Naval Construction

Battalion Center is currently assessing weather conditions and forecasts and making changes to operations due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Sally.


As the storm approaches, the expectation for NCBC is to go into Tropical Condition of Readiness 1, which will raise the base’s posture to mission essential personnel only this evening.


NCBC plans to enter Tropical Condition of Readiness Two at 1 p.m. today and then

move to Tropical Condition of Readiness One by 5 p.m.


Pass Rd. Gate will be the only operational gate beginning at 6 p.m. until storm levels

subside.


Personnel who reside in flood-prone areas are encouraged to park vehicles in higher

ground on the North East side of NCBC.


Base emergency management and leadership are currently working with Harrison Co.

and Gulfport Municipal and emergency management entities to ensure the health and

welfare of the installation personnel and families.


NCBC Public Works is rapidly securing all loose debris and doing inspections

throughout base to identify and secure any flying hazards.


Although Hurricane Sally is only currently projected to be a CAT 1 Hurricane when it

arrives to the MS Gulf Coast, extreme caution is advised due to high wind gusts,

flooding and heavy rain.


“This is likely to be a record-amount of rain for this area. That is the area of concern for this storm in my opinion,” said Kayci Slagel, NCBC Emergency Operations Center

Manager.


Evacuations have been ordered for neighboring Hancock County’s low-lying areas. If

further evacuations are ordered for local areas, they will be announced through the

NCBC FB page. NCBC


NCBC Personnel are advised to stay tuned to local weather alerts through local media

outlets. Base updates will be made throughout the storm and recovery from the storm

on our Base Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/NCBCGulfport) or the NCBC INFO LINE at 228-871-4777.


Local resources for information:

NCBC FB

https://www.facebook.com/NCBCGulfport


NCBC MWR FB

https://www.facebook.com/mwrgulfport


Local Media Resources

https://www.wlox.com/

https://www.wxxv25.com/


Weather and Emergency Agencies:

National Hurricane Center

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov


Local, State, and Federal Agencies:

American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org


Federal Emergency Management Agency

http://www.fema.gov


FEMA - Spanish (same as above except in Spanish)

http://www.fema.gov/spanish/


Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

http://www.msema.org


Local River Levels:

Tchoutacabouffa River near White Plains, MS


Tchoutacabouffa River near D'Iberville, MS


Biloxi River at Wortham, MS


Biloxi River near Lyman, MS


Turkey Creek at Airport Road, Gulfport, MS


Wolf River near Landon, MS


Wolf River at Bells Ferry Road near Long Beach, MS


Harrison County Emergency Shelters:

http://co.harrison.ms.us/departments/ema/shelters.asp





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