MacDill upgrades to HURCON 2

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  • By 6th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

As of 10 a.m. July 6, 2021, the Installation Commander has declared Hurricane Condition (HURCON) 2 for MacDill AFB.

Destructive winds are ANTICIPATED within 24 hours.

Take appropriate preparation actions. Evacuation of the installation is not directed at this time.

The commander has limited base access and “mission essential personnel” only for July 6 and 7.

Contact your assigned unit with any questions.

The 11 a.m. update for Tropical Storm Elsa:

• Expect 60 mph wind gusts

• Upwards of 8 inches of rain

• 3 to 5 feet storm surge

• Storm arriving in local area approximately at Noon, July 6

• Increased localized flooding

• Tropical Storm Warning

• Storm Surge Warning

• Hurricane Watch

Base housing residents should tie down or bring inside all loose objects from outdoors. There will be no base garbage pick-up on Wednesday.

The Dale Mabry Gate will remain open.

The Medical Group Clinics will be closed on Wednesday.

Please follow the 6th Medical Group and 6th Force Support Facebook pages for their updated facility hours and closures.

For more information on the HURCON levels visit the MacDill hurricane page. The MacDill Facebook page will be continually updating as the storm progresses.