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NEWS | Sept. 28, 2022

JB Charleston implements Hurricane Condition 4

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Joint Base Charleston has activated Hurricane Condition Four alert status as of 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2022, due to weather conditions projected by Hurricane Ian.


Hurricane Condition Four is declared when the forecast calls for the arrival of 50-knot (58 mph) sustained winds or greater within 72 hours.


Base personnel and residents should begin preparing for the possible arrival of the storm and assess their own personal hurricane preparedness. JB Charleston personnel and families should be prepared to evacuate in the event that an evacuation order is given. Members who leave before the commander’s evacuation announcement may not be reimbursed for travel expenses. An evacuation order has NOT been given at this time.


During HURCON 4, JB Charleston will begin precautionary preparations to secure property that may be exposed to storm conditions and plan for the possible evacuation of aircraft, personnel and their families. Base leadership is working closely with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and local authorities to coordinate hurricane response efforts. Additionally, teams will begin to store outdoor items that could become projectiles in a storm.


For up to date hurricane condition information, base personnel, their families and residents can check for official updates via or


All personnel are reminded to update their personal information through their respective service accountability systems: 


Air Force:






Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel should reach out to their chain of command for accountability reporting instructions.


Useful resources: 


2022 South Carolina Hurricane Guide is available for download on SC Emergency Management Division's website at


National Hurricane Center: