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A flyer for Typhoon Preparedness Month. The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron’s emergency management flight conducted events and trainings to inform the base population of readiness information regarding typhoons and typhoon season. (courtesy graphic)

A flyer for Typhoon Preparedness Month. The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron’s emergency management flight conducted events and trainings to inform the base population of readiness information regarding typhoons and typhoon season. (courtesy graphic)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan --

The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management flight is conducting events for Typhoon Preparedness Month throughout April.

The events are a way for the 18th CES to provide information on how to be ready for typhoon season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

The primary duty for the 18th CES Emergency Management section is to ensure the base population has all of the knowledge and resources available to them for emergency situations.

“Typhoons, generally speaking, are the biggest natural threat to Kadena,” said Senior Airman Joseph Jordan, 18th CES Emergency Management journeyman. “Because of that, we have documents like the Typhoon Guide that have emergency kit lists, information on where to get things like sandbags and education resources.”

Typhoons can leave families stuck indoors anywhere from a few hours to several days. Staying educated on what to do, as well as having a plan, can make the situation easier to deal with and, potentially, less dangerous.

“It’s extremely important that everyone has an emergency kit and a plan, especially families,” said Senior Airman Perry Cunanan, 18th CES Emergency Management journeyman. “Families with pets should make sure they have a plan for extra food and what they’ll do for the pet to relieve themselves. Those with small children should ensure they have not only spare food, but diapers and even games to keep everyone entertained in the event of a power outage.”

The scheduled events are as follows:

Date/Time

Event

Location

April 4

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Joint AFN Radio Broadcast

AFN Radio, Wave 89

April 4

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kadena Key Spouse Orientation

Airman and Family Readiness Center

April 5

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Typhoon Preparedness Booth

Schilling Community Center

April 11

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Typhoon Awareness Course

McDaniel Center

April 18

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Typhoon Preparedness Booth

Kadena Exchange

April 19

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Typhoon Preparedness Booth

Schilling Community Center

April 21

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Typhoon Preparedness Booth

Kadena Commissary

April 22

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Camp Foster Prepare-a-thon

Camp Foster Commissary

April 28

7:00 a.m. to finish

5k Typhoon Awareness Run

Risner Fitness Center

 

For more information on any of the events during Typhoon Preparedness Month, please email 18CES.CEX.18CESCEX@us.af.mil.