Definitions
Keeping track of the various terminology regarding severe weather can be overwhelming. When the weather is at its worst, you need to know exactly what key terms and words mean. Click on each of the below terms for their definition.

Tips: Before, During and After
Tropical storms and hurricanes pack deadly potential. Knowing what to do before, during and after the storm will allow you to protect yourself, your loved ones and your belongings. Click on each of the time frames below to view a checklist of steps to take to ensure preparedness.



Click here for a printable checklist
VDOT Evacuation Zone Guide
Click here for VDOT's Hurricane Evacuation Guide
Evacuation Allowances Frequently Asked Questions
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane's present intensity. This is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall. Wind speed is the determining factor in the scale, as storm surge values are highly dependent on the slope of the continental shelf and the shape of the coastline, in the landfall region.

Click on each of the below categories for a description.



Source: National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Conditions
Hurricane Condition (HURCON) is an alert scale used by the Armed Forces, primarily the U.S. Air Force, to indicate the state of emergency or preparedness for an approaching hurricane. This designation is especially important to installations in the southern Atlantic region, as it is most affected by hurricanes. A HURCON will typically be issued 72 hours or longer before a hurricane is expected to strike the installation.

The scale consists of four conditions, decreasing in seriousness, from Secure to Alert. As with civilian alerts, buildings may be boarded up and personnel evacuated. In addition; aircraft, ships, equipment, and other assets will be relocated, tied down, bunkered, or otherwise secured. Click on each HURCON for a description of its impact.

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The lockdown of Fort Eustis has been lifted and the post has returned to normal operations. https://t.co/WdUBhOGa7E
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The lockdown on Fort Eustis has been lifted and the post has returned to normal operations. https://t.co/4kXMPa70sC
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UPDATE: Armistead Gate is now open to incoming and outgoing traffic. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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GATE CLOSURE: Armistead Gate is closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience; we will provide informati… https://t.co/FzC71knTbx
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UPDATE: King Street Gate is now open to regular traffic.
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GATE CLOSURE: King Street Gate is closed until further notice. We will continue to provide updates as they become a… https://t.co/zQQ0fQnnVK
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GATE CLOSURE UPDATE: Armistead gate is resuming normal operations, thank you for your cooperation.
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Armistead Gate Closure: Armistead gate will be closed until further notice . During the closure, all personnel acc… https://t.co/LXbJFdaK8Z
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GATE CLOSURE: Armistead Gate is closed to both incoming and outgoing traffic until further notice. Thank you for yo… https://t.co/7vhKuXTosc
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JBLE-Langley and JBLE-Eustis are OPEN under a LIBERAL LEAVE policy for Oct. 12, 2018. https://t.co/fRxRNE6R4A
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ATTENTION: The current heat condition for Fort Eustis is Heat Cat 4 (Red flag) with a WBGT index at 89.6F as of 1535.
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UPDATE: ARMISTEAD GATE IS NOW OPEN AND OPERATING UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS. Please continue to drive safely and we wi… https://t.co/fjLthr0r8h
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