MISSISSIPPI GULF COASTMost expensive natural disaster in US history. $81.2 Billion. 1836 Confirmed Deaths
WEATHER DEFINITIONS• Tropical Storm - A cyclonic disturbance with winds between 39 and 73 MPH, normally occurring between 1 June to 30 November in the Gulf, Caribbean, and Western Atlantic areas. A tropical storm may be accompanied by heavy rainfall. This storm may develop into a hurricane.• Hurricane - A major tropical disturbance with winds of 74 MPH to over 155 MPH, normally occurring from 1 June to 30 November, with maximum frequency during August, September, and October. The low air pressure associated with a major storm may cause a storm surge of over 20 feet above mean sea level.• Watch - An announcement for specific coastal areas that listed conditions are possible within 36 hours.• Warning - An announcement that listed conditions are expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less. 2012 HURRICANE FORECAST Average Hurricane Season 1995 – 2011. 15 Named Storms – 9-15 Named Storms, 4-8 Hurricanes, 1-3 Major Hurricanes (CAT 3 or >)
HURRICANE STRENGTH• Category 1 – Wind speed 74-95 mph. Damage primarily to shrubbery, trees, foliage, and unanchored mobile homes. Storm surge of 4-5 feet.• Category 2 – Wind speed 96-110 mph. Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees down, glass broken by flying debris, major damage to exposed mobile homes, roof damage to structures. Storm surge of 6-8 feet.• Category 3 – Wind speed 111-130 mph. Large trees blown down, most signs destroyed, major roof damage, window and door damage, some structural damage to homes, many mobile homes destroyed. Storm surge of 9-12 feet.• Category 4 - Wind speed 131-155 mph. Many trees blown down, all signs damaged or destroyed, extensive window and door damage, complete destruction of many mobile homes. Storm surge 13-18 feet.• Category 5 – Wind speed greater than 155 mph. Very severe and extensive window and door damage. Complete failure of roof structure on most residences, small structures overturned or destroyed, and complete destruction of mobile homes. Storm surge of 18 or more feet.
Tornado Information• Tornadoes are one of the greatest threats facing Mississippi each year. In 2010 tornadoes killed 13 people in our state.• Tornadoes spawn from powerful thunderstorms and can cause deaths and devastate neighborhoods in seconds, sometimes with little to no warning.• A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Mississippi averages 28 tornadoes and seven deaths per year since 1950, according to the National Weather Service.
TORNADO HOME SAFETY• Go to the lowest level of the home, an inner hallway, or smaller inner room without windows, such as a closet or bathroom.• Get away from windows and go to the center of the room.• Get under a sturdy piece of furniture, such as a workbench or a heavy table.
TORNADO MOBILE HOME SAFETY• Evacuate the mobile home, even if it is equipped with tie-downs.• Take shelter in a building with a strong foundation, or if one is not available, lie in a ditch or low-lying area that is a safe distance away from the mobile home.• Tornadoes cannot change elevation quickly enough to pick someone up out of a ditch, especially a deep ditch or culvert.
TORNADO WORK SAFETY• Go to an inside hallway at the lowest level of the building.• Avoid places with wide-span roofs, such as auditoriums, cafeterias, large hallways or shopping malls.• Use your arms to protect your head and neck
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN• Outlines actions to be taken to safeguard personnel and property from the effects of destructive weather and other events.• Ultimate Goal is to return NCTC to Fully Mission Capable status as soon as possible in order to continue training.• Emergency Management Staff – XO LCDR Knapp – EMO LT Carr – AEMO BUCS (SCW) Daniel – ECHO CECS (SCW) Godbolt
TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITIONSTCC FIVE NORMAL 1 Jun – 30 NovTCC FOUR ALERT 72 Hours OutTCC THREE WARNING 48 Hours OutTCC TWO WARNING 24 Hours OutTCC ONE WARNING 12 Hours Out
TCC FIVE• This condition is set between 1 June and 30 November. No action is required.
TCC FOUR (ALL DEPTS)• Notify personnel TCC FOUR has been set.• Backup computer data on external media. Ensure backup media is properly labeled with classification of media.• Advise AEMO of the projected number of personnel expected to use base shelters. Give separate numbers for military staff, students, and dependents.
TCC FOUR (CONT)• Notify NCTC AEMO of any problems that cannot be corrected within 24 hours.• Emergency Management team members phone muster with team leaders.• Have personnel (including “C” and “F” school reservist on ADT and active duty personnel on TAD orders) verify command recall including phone numbers of where personnel intend to stay during the storm.
TCC FOUR (CONT)• Verify all personnel have emergency recall cards with mustering phone numbers and website address.• Report completion of TCC FOUR tasks to NCTC AEMO.
TCC THREE (ALL DEPTS)• Notify personnel TCC THREE has been set.• Complete all preparations of buildings and grounds.• Secure all training when directed.• Secure emergency management team members to prepare family members to either evacuate the local area or relocate to shelters. Team members will report for duty upon setting TCC TWO.
TCC THREE (CONT)• Cancel non-emergency leave/liberty as appropriate on a case-by-case basis.• At the Department Head/Company Commander/OICs discretion, release all non-essential personnel.• Refuel and return all non-essential vehicles to NCTC Transportation. NCTC Transportation personnel willdesignate vehicle stowage locations.
TCC THREE (CONT)• Once training has been secured and all personnel released, utilize normal recall procedures to pass the word.• Provide personnel recall status to the AEMO.• Report completion of TCC THREE tasks to NCTC AEMO.
TCC TWO (ALL DEPTS)• Notify personnel TCC TWO has been set.• Move computers, monitors, printers, copiers, typewriters and other AIS equipment away from windows/doors. Physically disconnect electrical power source and cover equipment with plastic.• Report completion of TCC TWO tasks to NCTC AEMO.
TCC ONE (ALL DEPTS)• Secure all facilities and move to the shelter. Students will move to warehouse 217 after receiving a hot meal from the galley and will move during daylight hours.• Turn in duty lock-up keys to AEMO.
HURRICANE SHELTERS• The CBC Hurricane Shelter is Warehouse 217 and is OPEN upon setting CONDITION TWO for the following groups of people. Warehouse 217 (2500) is for students, students will go into the shelter at the last possible minute as directed by the base EMO. – All military personnel, including tenant commands assigned to the center, their dependents, and dependents of personnel deployed from the center. Military personnel with, or without dependents will report to the shelter in their working uniform. (Warehouse 437 1800) – Civilian employees, including those from non-appropriated funds, and their dependents.• Harrison County has shelters in the local area operated by Civil Defense and the American Red Cross. Personnel not required to use the CBC shelters according to this plan may use these facilities.• Private residences may be adequate for hurricane shelter provided they are of sound construction, higher than 20 above mean sea level (or higher when tides of greater magnitude are expected), and anticipated winds indicate a category three hurricane or less.• Mobile homes are generally not considered safe for any hurricane force storm.
PROCEDURES• When TCC - TWO is set, specific direction will be passed through an all hands muster or other communications.• When classes are secured, all "A" School students will be held in the BEQ, supervised by their NMT, MTL, DI Staff, until directed to proceed to the shelter. All "A" School students will stay in the CBC shelters. Transportation by bus will be provided from the BEQ to the shelter.• Base shelters will officially open at TCC-ONE.• The Lead NMT, MTL, DI will provide the Shelter Managers with current class rosters or an “Alpha” roster to register the “A” school students. All “A” school students will be sheltered in Warehouse 217 under the direct supervision of their NMT/MTL/DI staff.
SHELTER PROCEDURES• All military personnel are considered “in a duty status” and therefore must remain in uniform.• Bring all required special diet foods, medication, hygiene items, snacks, canteens, blanket, pillow and any other comfort items.• Do not bring items that require electricity.• Movies will be provided for entertainment.• Water and ice will be provided.• Do not bring your pets, make other arrangements. Harrison Central High School is the bases shelter for pets.
PREPARATION ASSISTANCE• There are many sources to get information Hurricane preparedness. – Military One Source – American Red Cross – Federal Emergency Management Agency – National Hurricane Center – Fleet and Family Support Center – Your chain of command
It’s all about READINESS. Get ready NOW!!!• Ensure your dependant information is updated and correct in NSIPS You will not receive monetary benefits for your dependants if you are ordered to evacuate and your dependant information is not updated. You will receive the per diem rate up to Atlanta, GA if you travel outside that radius you will occur the additional expenses. Keep all receipts over $75.
POST HURRICANE• Direct and Coordinate recovery efforts/teams.• Start accounting for personnel who have left the area. Take care of your family and our family here at NCTC. All military members and their dependants should be enrolled in NFAAS (Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System).