Morale Welfare and Recreation employees and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam personnel go over emergency preparation kits at the base fitness center as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Corwin M. Colbert)

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - As of 10 a.m., Aug. 24, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is at Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) 1, indicating that destructive and sustained winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 12 hours.

JBPHH continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the hurricane and ensure the safety and security of base personnel.

  • Access to JBPHH proper is available via the O’Malley gate (Nimitz, Makalapa, Kuntz, and Halawa gates are closed)
  • Access to the Makalapa compound is available via Borchers gate (Luapele gate is closed)
  • Access to Wahiawa is available via Saipan gate
  • Ford Island bridge will remain open until winds reach 50 knots or conditions do not permit
  • Peltier Child Development Center remains open to mission essential personnel
  • Once Hurricane Lane has made landfall, EMS, fire, and security forces may not be able to respond to emergency calls. Safe havens opened for on-base residents who were directed to evacuate from their homes. Personnel should remain indoors, off the roads, and exercise extreme caution during peak storm hours

For residents living off base, particularly in coastal evacuation zones or in areas prone to flooding, be aware of the locations of the nearest City and County of Honolulu shelters in the event you need to evacuate to a shelter as a last resort.

Base personnel should be wary of falling trees and projectile hazards from debris blown by high winds. To report immediate hazards to property, roads or utilities, call the NAVFAC Hawaii emergency desk at (808) 449-3100/3101.

Personnel in Navy Region Hawaii, including on Oahu and Kauai, should follow hurricane awareness and preparedness guidelines established by city/county and state government. Navy Region Hawaii and its installations - Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Pacific Missile Range Facility - Provide updated information on Facebook sites:

At the beginning of hurricane season in early June Navy Region Hawaii provided detailed information in the region/base newspaper Ho'okele for service members, civilian workforce and families. Information included preparing a disaster supply kit, creating a family emergency communication plan and knowing where to go if ordered to evacuate:

Additional information for families is available online at the Navy Region Hawaii website, via the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Weather Service.