NORFOLK, Va. (AP)- Navy bases in Virginia are making preparations for the possibility that Hurricane Sandy could strike.
The commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic ordered all installations in southeast Virginia on Thursday to operate under Tropical Cyclone Condition Four.
That means base personnel are being told to remove debris from drainage areas and to secure objects that could be blown away and cause injuries or damage during a storm. Tropical Cyclone Condition Four is set when destructive winds exceeding 50 knots are possible within 72 hours.
The order applies to bases such as Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach as well as Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval installation.