JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hurricane season begins June 1, so NAS Jax officials are planning and preparing for upcoming storms in our area.
The hurricane drill started around a table. NAS Jax top Navy officials gathered in one room to discuss what's done to prepare, ride out, and clean up the aftermath of a hurricane. "Living in the southeast it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when and where a hurricane is going to strike." says Navy Region Southeast Commander Jack Scorby.
He says 10 of the most costly hurricanes on record impacted the Southeast.
Last year alone the region had five.
Much like tornadoes in Oklahoma, where the importance of having a plan is playing out right now, Scorby says with 17 locations in his region, from South Carolina to Texas, this annual drill 2 weeks before hurricane season is a must to get everyone on the same page.
"It's gathering all the installations up, it's making sure everyone's running through their tactics, their procedures, reviewing their instructions so when the real thing hits, we're ready and we will be ready," says Scorby.