EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE – SET HURRICANE CONDITION OF READINESS THREE

EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE

Naval District Washington has begun EXERCISE CITADEL GALE 11. SET HURRICANE CONDITION OF READINESS (COR) THREE. ACTION IS IN RESPONSE TO IMPENDING TROPICAL WINDS OF 50 KNOTS OR GREATER WITHIN 72 HRS and WINDS OF 50 KNOTS (57mph) or GREATER WITHIN 48HRS.

Please execute the following:

1. Notify employees that Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (COR/HURCON) THREE(3) is being set and to begin preparedness for storm conditions.

2. Ensure all Condition IV actions have been accomplished.

3. Continue normal operations except accomplish preliminary preparations for advance hurricane conditions

4. Be prepared to make a timely decision to dismiss non-essential personnel.

5. Brief watch-standers in all applicable sections of this plan.

6. (Supported Commands) Assure explosive operations are being secured based on operational and production areas. Secure all loose gear in all explosive areas (pallets, loose wood, boxes, etc.)

7. Assemble staff to assure all assignments are clear regarding each hurricane condition. With entire staff, review “Destructive Weather Procedures”.

8. All non-essential operations will be secured.

9. Continue to inspect areas of responsibility to identify potential hazards, take immediate action to correct these potential hazards like loose materials and items; relocate moveable objects, which might blow away, or be torn and thrown against building or through windows (missile hazards).

10. Ensure all electronic equipment is secured and covered with water-resistant material prior to personnel leaving. This should include shutting off all unnecessary lights, power and equipment sensitive to power surges.

11. Continue to remove departments or supported command’s equipment at the shoreline/waterfront areas.

12. Continue to coordinate with Public Works to inspect building rooftops for loose gear and remove or secure all potential items, which might become hazards if made airborne.

13. Continue to have employees inspect their workspaces and/or assigned areas reporting and correcting any hazard conditions

14. Continue to ensure that vehicle fuel tanks are filled (top off) daily. Also perform minor checks, i.e., oil, tires, water levels, etc.

15. Check availability of emergency gear like flashlights, batteries, rain gear, radios, etc., for essential personnel.

16. Continue to check unoccupied buildings to assure they are secure for severe weather and report discrepancies to PW and EOC

17. Continue to report any specific areas that need Public Works assistance to secure or repair facilities for Hurricane Conditions.

18. Review JBAB Emergency Operations Plan

EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE

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