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JSC Center Operations has declared Hurricane Level 3 (PREPARATION: Advanced Center Preparation) in anticipation of Hurricane Fabrication

The current forecast and projected path show JSC at potential risk from Hurricane Fabrication. Fabrication is forecast to continue strengthening today into a category 4 storm as it moves over a warm water eddy in the west central Gulf of Mexico.  Some weakening if forecast just prior to landfall as dry air gets entrained into the storm from the west.   Fabrication is forecast to be an upper end category 2 storm as it makes landfall in Matagorda county mid-morning tomorrow. If the forecast holds, JSC will be on the right hand side of the storm as it makes landfall.

  Level 3 preparations require all loose articles to be tied down or moved inside.

If your organization needs assistance with this task call the Work Control Center at x32038.

(Please utilize your own resources to move articles, and only rely on Work Control if you cannot move something safely.)

Employees should cover computers in plastic, move items off the floor and raise the blinds in their office.

Refer to the FMOD SOP for Hurricane Preparation (https://centerops.jsc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2019-FMOD-Hurricane-Plan.pdf) for a full listing of Level 3 tasks.

If you have any questions regarding the SOP or related tasks, you can call the Communication Unit leader Ken Chevalier at x33177.

Configure all equipment and systems to minimize adverse effects from a loss of power, as cooling and power may intentionally or inadvertently be shut down.

Remember storms are volatile and conditions may change rapidly. JSC management will continue to monitor the storm and send status updates as necessary.

Weather forecasts and the latest advisory information are contained in a separate email you should receive from the Spaceflight Meteorology Group via the JENS (from jsc-smg@nasa.gov) and posted on jscsos.com.


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