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Get ready, the hurricane's ETA is 72 hours!

Category 3 Hurricane Hazel has formed in the mid-Atlantic and is projected to make landfall along the New Jersey shore. Located approximately 500 nautical miles southeast of Cuba, sustained winds are 105 MPH and intensification is expected as it nears the coast. You will need to communicate vital information to the public and internal audiences during this crisis situation.

Your mission is to effectively respond to this crisis situation based on the role you select. When you complete your mission, you will be presented with a score.

Resources and other information regarding the mission will be provided to help you along the way. Access them via the Resources button.


Based on your role, communicate with appropriate internal and external publics to:
  1. Prepare them for the hurricane
  2. Assist with emergency preparations
  3. Disseminate potential evacuation orders when they are directed
  4. Communicate relief and recovery efforts

Mission Brief

Latest Hurricane Data

  • A hurricane watch is in effect for the eastern United States.
  • The center of Hurricane Hazel is currently located approximately 6 p.m. nautical miles southeast of Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst. Hurricane Hazel is moving northwest at 20 MPH. This general motion is expected to continue for the next two hours. Maximum sustained winds are 115 MPH with gusts up to 130 MPH.
  • Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst entered HURCON 4 status at 11 a.m. 24 hours are remaining until the base reaches HURCON 3 status.
  • There is no current impact on schools or county government. All schools and local governmental agencies are open and are monitoring weather reports for any changes.
  • All state airports and highways are operating at normal traffic flow at this time, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
  • The New Jersey Emergency Management Division (NJEMD) is monitoring the hurricane’s track and will update the public on any changes to current conditions.
  • Residents can download the most up-to-date hurricane preparation information on the Air Force’s official “Be Ready” app.
  • All service/tenant units have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that during a crisis, the host installation wing commander will assume the authority of all communication efforts.
  • The 325th Civil Engineer Readiness and Emergency Management Flight will be conducting hurricane preparedness briefings for military personnel today at 3:30 p.m., and tomorrow at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Attendance to at least one briefing is mandatory for military personnel. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. All briefings are at the Base Theater, 2909 Tuskegee Airmen Avenue, on Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst. Those not able to attend can view the briefings via livestream.
  • In anticipation of the approaching storm, base residents have depleted the commissary of non-perishable food and bottled water.

Local Assets Posted in Each PA Shop

  • Proximity declared as safe zone
  • Evacuation routes
  • Traffic map
  • Recall list of shelter locations for each squadron/group/battalion/etc. service members
  • Emergency Support Function #15 – External Affairs Annex (ESF #15)
  • All Hazards Threat Assessment

Crisis Management Team Roles & Tasks Checklist