Saturday, August 16, 2008

NAS Key West at Condition III

NAS Key West, Fla. – Naval Air Station Key West has set Condition of Readiness THREE (COR III) in preparation for the approaching Tropical Storm Fay.

COR III is set when a storm has assumed a definite pattern and threatens the area with destructive winds expected within 48 hours.

Visitors staying at NAS Key West Morale Welfare and Recreation RV Park have been notified to leave by 6 p.m. tonight. The Skyship 600 airship left NAS Key West this morning and will return when the storm passes. NAS Key West's runway repair project is postponed and all runways are operational. Runway work will resume after the storm passes.

Military personnel and families should make preparations to evacuate to local shelters and safe haven when directed by their chain of command. Shelter locations and hurricane information for military personnel and their families can be found on the NAS Key West web site at www.naskw.navy.mil.

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