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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Prepares for Storm

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WASHINGTON, August 8, 2014 — Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is maintaining Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 4 as Tropical Storm Iselle bears down on the state.

TCCOR 4 indicates that destructive and sustained winds of 50 knots are possible, officials said in an article posted on the installation’s website.

At that readiness level, officials urge military and Defense Department personnel and their families to complete their disaster kits and emergency preparations, and to continue to listen to the news for updates.

The joint base continues to operate its emergency operations center to monitor the storm and ensure the safety and security of base personnel, officials said, adding that the base continues to be fully mission-capable, with potential follow-on actions contingent upon weather updates.

Residents living on base were urged to be prepared to safely shelter in place, though no evacuations of the housing areas were planned. Residents were notified if they are within a flood zone before the storm arrived.

People living off the base, particularly in coastal evacuation zones or in areas prone to flooding, were urged to be aware of the locations of the nearest City and County of Honolulu shelters in case they needed to evacuate.

The USS Missouri Memorial is closed today because of the storm.

Officials urged people affected to monitor updates on the joint base’s website and its Facebook page.