KEKAHA –Pacific Missile Range Facility is currently at Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 1, indicating that destructive and sustained winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 12 hours. PMRF continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the hurricane and ensure the safety and security of base personnel.
Safe havens have been opened for on-base residents who were directed to evacuate from their homes. Personnel should remain indoors, off the roads, and exercise extreme caution during peak storm hours. At this time, the installation is allowing access and internal movement to mission essential personnel only.
For ohana living off base, particularly in coastal evacuation zones or in areas prone to flooding, be aware of the locations of the nearest County of Kauai shelters in the event you need to evacuate to a shelter. If in need of shelter, do not pass up a County shelter on your way to PMRF.A map of shelters and status is available at: http://kauaigis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9efbad608f404e9983e19f274caf2447
PMRF personnel are authorized admin leave for Monday, and should stay at home and off the roads. Select response crews will be required to work and have been notified. “CAT 5” mission essential personnel will remain on standby in the event they are required to come in. Please stay in touch with your supervisor for further detail. Workforce reporting updates will be provided to radio station AM 570.
To monitor storm surge levels, go to the NOAA website at: www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php.
Current storm forecast is available at: www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep3+shtml/144744.shtml?cone#contents
For preparedness information, visit www.ready.navy.mil, www.ready.gov, or the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency website at www.scd.hawaii.gov. Continue to monitor the PMRF Facebook at www.facebook.com/PacificMissileRangeFacility