Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR) are ordered by the Naval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer based on the expected onset of destructive winds.
Certain preparatory actions are required within each TCCOR in order to properly secure the installation and prepare personnel. The level of preparation increases with the progression of each TCCOR level (i.e. from picking up loose gear in TCCOR 5, to removing awnings in TCCOR 3, to reporting to shelters in TCCOR 1).
TCCORs are defined as follows:
a. TCCOR 5 – Destructive force winds possible within 96 hours. Due to the geographic location of Key West, TCCOR 5 must be maintained as the minimum state of readiness from June 1 through November 30.
b. TCCOR 4 – Destructive force winds are possible within 72 hours.
c. TCCOR 3 – Destructive force winds are possible within 48 hours.
d. TCCOR 2 – Destructive force winds are anticipated within 24 hours.
e. TCCOR 1 – Destructive force winds are imminent within 12 hours.
For a complete list of actions required during each TCCOR, refer to NASKWINST M-3440.1, Section IV, Hazard Specific Appendix 1 – Tropical Destructive Weather.