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UPDATE: Moody prepares for Hurricane Michael

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

In anticipation of Hurricane Michael, currently a Category 2 hurricane, Moody Air Force Base is making preparations to relocate some of its aircraft as well as prepare the base for the incoming storm.

The current forecast anticipates that Moody and the surrounding areas will experience tropical-storm-force winds starting in the afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 10, continuing through mid-day Thursday. Based on the prediction of tropical-storm-force winds, Moody will close its gates 6 a.m. Wednesday to anyone except mission essential personnel, who will be identified by either their commander or supervisor.

“Our Airmen and their families safety is the top priority; we will also be taking the necessary steps to protect our combat assets,” said Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander.

For the most up-to-date information, Moody members and their families are advised to continue monitoring local radio, TV and social media news sources in their specific areas.

All base facilities will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 10, except for the dining facility, which will close after the lunch meal and likely reopen Thursday evening depending upon conditions. More information will be provided on base operations and reporting for Thursday, Oct. 11.

Base leadership encourages everyone to monitor the weather in the coming days and to be prepared. Further updates will be made as they become available. 

For more details on how to prepare, please visit the following sites:

https://www.facebook.com/moodyairforcebase/

www.ready.gov

https://www.facebook.com/LowndesEMA/

https://www.facebook.com/Lanier-Emergency-Management-Agency-639380719464319/

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