Shaw AFB moves military aircraft ahead of Hurricane Florence

Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft today in preparation for Hurricane Florence. (Source: Shaw Air Force Base/Facebook)
Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft today in preparation for Hurricane Florence. (Source: Shaw Air Force Base/Facebook)
Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft today in preparation for Hurricane Florence. (Source: Shaw Air Force Base/Facebook)
Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft today in preparation for Hurricane Florence. (Source: Shaw Air Force Base/Facebook)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC (WIS) - Ahead of Hurricane Florence's appearance in the Carolinas, Shaw Air Force Base is taking action to safeguard its military aircraft.

Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft Wednesday in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The evacuation follows Gov. Henry McMaster's declaration of a state of emergency.

Shaw AFB is now at Hurricane Condition 2 (HURCON 2) as of Thursday morning, which indicates that winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within 24 hours.

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The information released says:

Shaw AFB is now at Hurricane Condition 2 (HURCON 2), which indicates that winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within 24 hours.

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