Emergency Response

Hurricane Dorian

Storm Resource Guides:
Below are guides with resources and information for states affected by Hurricane Dorian. Click to download a pdf.

Florida | Georgia | MarylandNorth Carolina | South Carolina | Virginia (Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk) | Puerto Rico

Disaster Response Checklists:
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Army Reserve Family Programs ensures Soldiers and Family members are connected to resources within their community. Support specialists are available at 1-844-663-3269 or at Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647.

LTG Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, informs Soldiers and their Families about the importance of personnel accountability in the wake of Hurricane Dorian using the ADPAAS system.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, wants Soldiers and commands to stay accountable and prepared this hurricane season.
4th ESC moves "like lightning" in response to Hurricane Dorian
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, receives a brief from Col. Julianne Lefevre, Commander, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Fort Jackson, S.C., September 4, 2019. Tucker, a Soldier with the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) was called up on 72-hour notice to help provide a critical link between planners and forces on the ground in order to respond to Hurricane Dorian. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)
Sept. 11, 2019 - Army Reserve Soldiers responded to a 72-hour notice and began to coordinate relief efforts to the Bahamas and provide a critical link between mission planners and ground elements during Hurricane Dorian. “You moved like lightning and sounded like thunder,” said Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve, who commended the 4th ESC for moving quickly as a part of Defense in Support of Civil Authorities operations.

Army Reserve "Winged Warriors" provide military air travel at a moment’s notice
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brandon Harbaugh and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mike Garcia, U.S. Army Reserve pilots with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, walk off a C-12 Huron aircraft after moving it toward another hangar on Pope Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the North Carolina coast within days. The company’s mission is to provide executive transportation to senior military officers, as well as supporting other high priority needs, such as blood resupply runs to medical sites, fly sniper teams, and travel to disaster relief sites as needed. Earlier in the morning, one of the company’s C-12 transported Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, to South Carolina, where Army Reserve Soldiers are staged to respond to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Though made up mostly of Army Reserve officers who have civilian careers outside of the military, the company’s operation cell and pilots remain flexible to the needs of the military, often executing flight requests in less than 12 hours. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)
Sept. 5, 2019 - Within hours, the commanding general of the Army Reserve needs reliable flights to see troops face-to-face, whether training through the summer months or responding to real-world missions during hurricane season.

Army Reserve EPLOs partner with FEMA, Fort Bragg for Hurricane Dorian response
Lt. Col. Erik Verhoef, with U.S. Army Reserve Homeland Operations, talks with Jeff Glass, a FEMA field supervisor for national staging  during Hurricane Dorian preparations at Simmons Army Airfield, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. A generator rolls into Simmons Army Airfield during Hurricane Dorian preparations, Sept. 4, 2019, at Fort Bragg, NC. U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (EPLOs) coordinate disaster recovery efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. For Hurricane Dorian, Col. Kevin Embry, a U.S. Army Reserve EPLO, and his team are working with FEMA and Fort Bragg officials as Hurricane Dorian moves up the eastern U.S. coast. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Timothy L. Hale)
Sept. 4, 2019 - As Hurricane Dorian crawls up the Southeastern United States, U.S. Army Reserve Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers, or EPLOs, are working with federal and military officials to prepare for any recovery operations, if they are needed.

USAR Aviation Command tests readiness in face of Hurricane Dorian
The Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) received a mission to evacuate nine UH-60s from Clearwater, Florida to Fort Knox Kentucky, Aug. 30, 2019 before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, a major CAT 5 storm currently centered near the Bahamas.   

The ARAC assigned the mission to the 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade.  Aircrews from three locations - Clearwater, Fort Knox, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were transported to Clearwater on four C-12s from two different battalions.  6th Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment from Fort Knox and 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment from Fort Bragg moved the crews.  

The crews flew the nine aircraft to Fort Knox and were received by 8th Battalion, 229th Assault Helicopter Regiment and Aviation Support Facility Knox.  

C-12s from Fort Rucker, Alabama’s 2nd Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment flew the Fort Bragg crews home and a C-12 from 6th Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment from Fort Knox flew the Clearwater crews home.  

The entire mission from notification to complete was less than 72 hours covering a distance of 731 miles.

The ARAC, as a unified command covering coast to coast and the Army Reserve Aviation Support Facilities made this complex, multi-faceted operation possible.
Sept. 3, 2019 - Measuring readiness can be difficult. One way to measure readiness is to stress the system and evaluate the response. How the team responds when information, guidance and changes are swirling around them speaks to the resiliency of the unit. The Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) did just this with the evacuation of nine UH-60 helicopters from Clearwater, Florida to Fort Knox, Kentucky on August 31, 2019. With less than 24 hours’ notice, the 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB) gathered Soldiers from three distinct location, assembled them in Clearwater, Florida, flew nine aircraft over 700 miles, and returned all the crews to their home station in the same day.