Hurricanes and other forms of destructive weather have a history of causing significant damage throughout the Southeast US. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th however, damaging tropical and sub-tropical storms may occur at any time of the year. The National Hurricane Center web site http://nhc.noaa.gov contains extensive information to assist with hurricane preparedness and monitoring storms from when they form to landfall. Additionally, you are encouraged to monitor local media and weather sources for information in the event a tropical storm or hurricane threatens your area.
If you live along the coast, you may be asked to evacuate if a hurricane approaches your location. Family preparedness is essential during evacuations, so it is imperative to prepare and be ready to evacuate before a storm approaches. Once evacuated, it is important to make sure you are accounted for. If unable to reach anyone to report your status, you can account for you and your family using the Navy Family Accountability & Assessment System (NFAAS) at https://navyfamily.navy.mil or call the Navy Personnel Command Emergency Coordination Center at 1-877-414-5358. Contact your local Installation Emergency Management Office for additional information.
The Latest: Hurricane Idalia
IDALIA has intensified into a Category 1 Hurricane and continues to become better organized. IDALIA is expected to rapidly intensify before making landfall in the Florida Tri-Base area.
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Installation COR Settings:
Evacuations & Entitlements
If you live in an area under voluntary or mandatory evacuation direction from military or competent civilian authority the following individuals can evacuate and you will be reimbursed: (1) civilian employees, (2) dependents of active duty service members; (3) dependents of reservists on active duty; (4) dependents of civilian employees; and (5) authorized escorts for a dependent or civilian employee to evacuate. You can use your government travel card to evacuate.
Military personnel and civilian personnel evacuating under Commander, Navy Region Southeast Evacuation authorization (DTG 2821262) will require individual travel/evacuation orders issued by their command. Evacuees DO NOT need individual evacuation orders in hand before they depart the evacuation area. Individual travel orders can be issued by the command once the evacuees are at their designated safe haven or upon return.
NRSE Evacuations & Entitlements Brochure
Hurricane Idalia Evacuation Authorization:
Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Capt. Ian Johnson, issued an Evacuation Authorization Order for the following persons if they reside in areas under evacuation direction from military and competent civilian authorities (including state and local authorities): (1) civilian employees (APF and NAF), (2) dependents of active duty service members; (3) dependents of reservists on active duty; (4) dependents of civilian employees; and (5) authorized escorts for a dependent or civilian employee to evacuate.
Civilian authorities cannot authorize entitlements for travel. Military personnel and civilian personnel evacuating under this authorization will require individual travel/evacuation orders issued by their command. Impacted personnel are reminded that they do not need to wait for written individual orders before evacuating. Written individual orders can be issued once evacuees arrive at their respective safe havens, or even once they return.
Civilian Issued evacuation orders/areas:
IDALIA Safe Havens:
The designated safe haven for CNIC evacuees in the Florida peninsula is within 200 miles of Ft. Pierce, Fla. The designated safe haven for CNIC evacuees in north Florida and Georgia is within 250 miles of Columbus, Ga. The designated safe haven for CNIC evacuees in Coastal South Carolina is within 100 miles of Columbia, S.C.
Non-CNIC Command personnel covered under this evacuation authorization should proceed to the remote safe haven area designated by their parent chain of command.
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