HURCON 4

Issued 72 hours in advance of the earliest possible arrival of 50-knot (58 mph) winds or when a tropical storm approached and the 3-day forecast "cone of probability” includes any portion of the state of Florida.

 

1.    CAP Facilities/Asset Managers:

a. Identify pre-storm actions required to ensure assigned CAP facilities are prepared to endure forecast storm impact and create/update a plan to take all necessary actions NLT 24 hrs of local landfall, to include.

(1). Check hurricane kits and emergency supplies, issue or procure items needed.

(2). Move secure portable exterior equipment inside. If that is not feasible, move to leeward side of a building.

(3). Adding sandbags and/or tape to seal door sills and windows as needed.

b. Fill fuel tanks of all assigned CAP vehicles and emergency generators.
c. Report any significant problems to building custodian and Group/CC.

 

2.    Group and Unit Commanders/Operations/ES Officers

a.   Begin identifying aircrews for aircraft repositioning based on HPC timelines.

b.  Review applicable local mutual aid and support agreements. Ensure local EOC, airport

management and other agencies as needed have updated contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for local CAP leadership.

c.   Review procedures for local agencies to request CAP assistance. Generally, these must be submitted the local EOC to the State EOC. Parallel notification to the FLWG

A3/OPS team can expedite execution of local requests.

d.  Identify essential personnel, notify and verify their availability for the forecast storm

period.

e.  Using unit phone trees, establish the status as well as the plans and availability through

the forecast storm period of each assigned CAP member.

f.    Review all pending local CAP events; cancel/reschedule as appropriate.

g.   Compile FLWG SITREP inputs for transmission NLT 24 hrs after HURCON 4 is set.

Submit daily when and until directed otherwise.

 

3.    Individual Members:

     a.   Prepare your personal response equipment.

     b.  Report your availability to your CC/Ops Officer and update them of changes.

     c.  Go to your local Emergency Management Authorities website and review any actions they may recommend or require for your area.

     d.  Review any checklists from the Florida State Department of Emergency Management and from your local authorities’ web pages.

     e.  Continually monitor email account and the FL Wing Facebook Page and the FL Wing website for information updates.

 

4.    ALL: Review HURCON 3 actions.