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Posted: September 7, 2017 4:13 p.m.
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Tracking Hurricane Irma

Courtesy of NOAA/

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration noted July 7, as of 2 p.m. Hurricane Irma had maximum sustained winds remain near 175 mph (280 km/h) with higher gusts. Irma is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days. Please visit the Fort Stewart Facebook site for information relating to Irma’s ef...

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The Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield leadership and Emergency Management team is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and any impacts it may make to our area. We have increased to HURCON 4 which means enhanced monitoring.

Irma, is a currently a Category 5 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 180 mph, moving at 14 mph and tropical storm force winds extending 160 miles from the center of the storm.

Individuals and families are encouraged to begin common storm preparation efforts:

•Monitor local authorities for advice and protective actions. 

• Prepare or inspect your emergency supply kit, and do not forget your pet’s kit too. 

• Create or update your family evacuation plan, detailing how and where you will evacuate and where you could meet if separated.

• Document important belongings and consider taking pictures or video.

•Inspect your property for loose, lightweight items that could become airborne.

• Ensure your information in the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS) is updated and correct.  ADPAAS is the official tool the Army ensures all service members, their families, and civilian employees are safe after a disaster.

We strongly encourage you to take appropriate preventive measures now. Your safety could depend on your actions and preparations.


Key information on preparedness is located at: Additionally, we will keep the latest Hurricane Irma information on the Stewart - Hunter Facebook page at:

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