[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_custom_heading separator=”yes” separator_color=”yes”]TYPHOON READINESS[/vc_custom_heading][vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title=”Understanding Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness (TCCOR)”][vc_column_text]


Historical trends indicate a possible threat of tropical cyclone within 72 hours. Set seasonally from June 1 through November 30.


Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 48 hours.


Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 24 hours.


Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 12 hours.


Winds of 35 to 49 knots are occurring on Station.


Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are occurring on Station.


Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are no longer occurring. Emergency crews, safety and facilities personnel assess Air Station readiness for normal operations. All other non-mission essential personnel must remain indoors until TCCOR All Clear is declared.


Although destructive winds are subsided or currently no longer forecasted, there is still a possibility of danger due to the proximity of the storm and due to the unforecasted changes in storm track and/or strength. Personnel should follow SOP for TCCOR Storm Watch and stay alert for any changes to TCCOR status.


The storm is over and not forecasted to return and recovery efforts are considered complete by the CO, MCAS Iwakuni. All tropical cyclone imminent dangers have passed. Return to TCCOR IV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Typhoon Kit Essentials”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][uncode_list icon=”fa fa-focus” icon_color=”color-rgdb”]

  • Food & Water for several days. Food should be non-perishable and easy to prepare
  • Manual can opener
  • First Aid Kit
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  • Medications and supplies specific to you or your family
  • Extra Yen and Dollars
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
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  • Radio powered by batteries or hand crank
  • Board games and other activities to keep you occupied
  • Baby supplies including extra diapers and formula.
[/uncode_list][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_icon position=”left” icon=”fa fa-lightbulb” icon_color=”accent” size=”fa-2x” heading_semantic=”h6″ text_size=”h6″ text_font=”font-156269″ add_margin=”yes” title=”GET READY. BE PREPARED You will experience typhoons of varying degrees during your stay in Iwakuni. The odds are that the worst we’ll see is a loss of power. Preparing a Typhoon Kit is strongly encouraged.”][/vc_icon][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”READINESS TIPS”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][uncode_list icon=”fa fa-focus” icon_color=”color-rgdb”]
  • Review/update your disaster plan. Make sure you know how to contact friends and family in the states.
  • Move high value items to the center of your quarters, away from windows.
  • Stock up on bottled water or store available household water in temporary containers in the event of a power outage.
  • If you have one, ensure your vehicle has a full tank of gas. Avoid parking under trees.
  • Secure all outdoor loose objects. Check outside windows and doors, too.
  • If you live in a low-lying area, prepare for flooding.
[/uncode_list][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_custom_heading separator=”yes” separator_color=”yes”]EARTHQUAKE READINESS[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]Occasionally, living on the ‘Ring of Fire’ can be more exciting than usual. Shifts in the tectonic plates can cause slight to moderate tremors felt around the Yamaguchi Prefecture, where Iwakuni is located. Thankfully, due to the sheltered nature of the Seto Inland Sea, we are rarely at risk for tsunamis that are often associated with coastal locations.

Utilize the resources below in the event you experience an earthquake while in Japan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]