HURCON 5: Issued 120 hours in advance of the earliest possible arrival of 50-knot (58mph) winds or when a tropical storm or when the 5-day forecast "cone of probability” includes any portion of the state of Florida. Upon issue:


1. The Hazard Planning Cell (HPC) will be activated. FLWG/CV, or his designee, will initiate a nightly conference call schedule with the following:

a. Group Commanders/DOs

b. Wing Staff – CS, DCSs, LG, DO,DC, DOS, HC, and PA

c. Incident Commander (as appointed)


2. FLWG/DO will:

a. Begin planning for possible aircraft relocation.

b. Determine if any additional assets are needed from external CAP entities such as NHQ and/or SER (GIIEP, cameras,etc.). Requests for external assets should be made expeditiously.

c. Obtain a current aircraft status report from the FLWG/AMO.

d. Review aircraft locations with respect to hardened storage facilities.

e. Determine availability of aircrew members through forecast landfall.

f.  Determine availability of incident commanders through forecast landfall.

g. Coordinate with FLWG/LG on status/location of wheeled assets.

h. Will alert and provide CAP Liaison Officer’s (LNO) to the FL SEOC as requested.


3. FLWG/DC will:

a. Initiate a confidence check of all communications assets to determine operational status. Report same to DCS for Operations/DO

b. Review Wing Net control/alternate Net control Stations assignments.


4. FLWG/LG will provide the FLWG/DO a listing of the current location and status of all wheeled assets.


5. FLWG/HC will schedule a conference call with all FLWG Chaplains.


6. FLWG/PA will make an announcement as to the alert and begin routine announcements via email and website.


7. Group Commanders will

a. Make contact with all unit commanders within their command and update equipment status.

b. Review group processes used to collect SITREP (Attachment 1) data and to up-channel completed SITREPs in a timely and accurate manner.

c. Review Group Net control/alternate Net control Stations plans.


8. Aircraft AMOs: Insure that all aircraft not hangered are chocked under all wheels, double tie-down ropes are added to each wing and tail, all control locks are in place, and a Foreign Object Damage (FOD) assessment be made of the area adjacent to and near the aircraft. Insure neighboring aircraft are also secure.If there is doubt to this, contact the airport or FBO with your concerns.


9. ALL:Review HURCON 4 checklist