Cherry Point has returned to Tropical Cyclone Condition V, which is the standard TCC setting during hurricane season. Although the potential for tropical cyclone conditions is greatly reduced with the current projected track of Hurricane Joaquin, there still exists a significant risk of flooding due to the high levels of rainfall over the past several days and projected throughout the coming weekend. Dangerous flooding conditions are possible in low-lying areas due to heavy rains, and due to hazardous wind/tide conditions near creeks, rivers, marshlands and other natural sources of water.
All personnel should be especially cautious while driving in these conditions. Vehicles can hydroplane in only an inch of water, causing complete loss of control by the driver. Standing or flowing water on roadways can hide multiple dangers, such as deep spots, holes, washouts and debris. Automobiles can float in as little as two feet of water -- don't risk your life or the lives of your passengers by making risky decisions! Extra caution should also be exercised with children around flooded areas, including roadside ditches.
Personnel are asked to report problems onboard the air station such as flooding, downed power lines or other storm-related issues to the PMO desk sergeant at 466-5123. Actual emergencies such as medical emergencies or fire should be reported via the 911 emergency system.
If further severe weather approaches, military personnel and civilian employees of MCAS Cherry Point should monitor the Severe Weather Information Line at 466-3093 for work status and destructive weather condition updates. FRC East employees should call 464-8333 for more information. DLA Employees should call 466-4083. Naval Health Clinic personnel should call 466-1188. MCCS employees should call 466-6737.
Tropical Cyclone Condition updates will also be available on the Cherry Point website at Cherry Point Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MCASCherryPoint; Twitter at https://twitter.com/mcascppa; and on Cherry Point TV 6.