Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bases prep for rough weather

Military bases in Northwest Florida evacuated some aircraft and placed others in hangars in preparation for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Karen. Hurlburt Field and Duke Field officials decided to fly aircraft to locations away from Karen. Hurlburt's aircraft went to Arkansas and New Mexico. Officials at Eglin Air Force Base decided to move aircraft inside of hangars built to withstand storms like Karen. The storm is expected to reach land over the weekend somewhere between Louisiana and Northwest Florida as a tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane. Naval Air Station Pensacola often sends aircraft away from a storm, but by mid-day Thursday had made no announcement. (Sources: Northwest Florida Daily News, Pensacola News Journal, 10/03/13)