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NEWS | March 16, 2023

WEATHER WARNING: Possible storms, hail, high winds Thursday evening, Friday morning

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

In preparation for upcoming severe weather, the 502nd Air Base Wing Commander asks that people prepare their facilities and areas as follows:

1. Make sure all windows and exterior doors are secure/shut. If you have areas within your facility that leak during rain events, go to your U-FIX-IT store and request plastic to cover items at risk.

2. If you have known areas that flood (basements, low spots, door entries), the 502nd Civil Engineer Squadron has sandbags across Joint Base San Antonio locations for your use:

  • JBSA-Lackland location: Building 5595, front parking lot; CE customer service, 210-671-5555
  • JBSA-Fort Sam Houston location: Building 4197, east end loading dock; CE customer service, 210-466-5555
  • JBSA-Randolph locations: Buildings 62 and 1046; CE customer service, 210-652-5555

If you have areas of concern that you need to be assessed prior weather event, please contact the listed points of contact for your location.

3. Conduct a walk-around of your facility and pick up small items that could easily be blown around by high winds. Also, ensure storm drains are clear of debris.

4. During the storm:

  • Listen to local radio or television for weather reports.
  • If a tornado warning is issued in your area take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway in your residence. If in a multiple-story building, go to the first or second floors and stay in interior rooms away from windows.
  • Stay inside and away from windows, skylights and glass doors.
  • Keep curtains and blinds closed.
  • Do not go outside as the storm passes over.
  • Once the severe weather has passed use extreme care in assessing the outside of your facility and areas, in case electrical lines have been blown down.

5. If you or your personnel see a downed power line, stay away from the line and immediately call the fire department, due to fire and electric danger.

6. Report damages, downed trees or large limbs, and roof/facility leaks to 502 CES Customer Service:

  • For JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Chapman Training Annex: 210-671-5555
  • For JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis: 210-466-5555
  • For JBSA-Randolph: 210-671-5555