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NEWS | April 20, 2011

Hurricane season looming

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

With hurricane season nearing, it is important for Joint Base Charleston members to be aware and begin preparing for the six-month-long season, which runs from June through November.

In accordance with this, JB CHS is hosting the annual Hurricane exercise April 25 through May 3. The week-long exercise will focus on the base's ability to handle the days and hours leading up to the hurricane, including the evacuation of planes, personnel and property.

Team Charleston members should educate themselves on what items they will need and what resources are available to prepare themselves, their family members and their pets in the event of a hurricane.

When the season begins, the Readiness and Emergency Management Flight will have Natural Disaster Handbooks available for distribution. They can also be found on the Air Force Portal on the Joint Base Charleston Readiness and Emergency Management Community of Practice. Additionally, offers extensive information on hurricanes and how to properly prepare for them.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency also has a website dedicated to providing disaster information to the public. Visit for a full list of suggested emergency supplies, how to make a disaster plan and to stay informed.