B-1. Public announcements are intended to inform personnel (military, civilian, and their
dependents) of the installation status when a weather event affects normal operations.
Information on delay reporting or closure will be posted on an appropriate command
channel: Phantom Distro; taped telephone hotline (see Table 2-2); scroll-on banner on
Fort Hood Channel 10; local media releases, and the Fort Hood Homepage.
B-2. The accuracy of weather information must be verified because weather conditions
change rapidly. Personnel are further advised to consult local weather forecast for
areas in which they will travel. The following statements will be reviewed for accuracy
and authorized for broadcasting by the Garrison Commander:
(a) Effective ___/__/___, ____ hours, due to icy road conditions, delayed reporting
for military personnel: ____ hour(s), and for civilian employees: ____ hour(s). Expect
some government servicing agencies to be also affected by the delay, except for
emergency services. For school delay, the Killeen Independent School District (KISD)
normally posts its delay or closure announcements on local television channels or via
radio broadcast. Please, stay tuned for further notice.
(b) Effective ___/__/___, ____ hours, due to accumulation of ice, freezing rain,
and/or snow, delay reporting or early release of personnel has been authorized by the
installation/senior mission commander. Training activities and military vehicle
movement are curtailed. Only mission essential and emergency vehicles are authorized
on roads. This advisory is in effect and will be updated as conditions improve and/or
crews have cleared the roadways. Liberal leave is authorized for civilians who wish to
stay home for the rest of the day. Please contact your supervisor and inform him or her
of your decision. Some commercial activities remain open to facilitate their patrons.
AAFES shoppette and/or gas station at _________ road/street/avenue will remain open
until _____ hours. The commissary at ____________ road/street/avenue will remain
open until _____ hours. Monitor local television and radio broadcast.
(c) Effective ___/__/___, ____ hours, due to heavy accumulation of ice and/or snow,
delay reporting and/or early release of personnel has been authorized by the
installation/senior mission commander. Training activities are suspended and military
vehicle movement restricted to mission essential and emergency vehicles only.
Government servicing facilities are closed, except for emergency services. All
commercial activities are closed, including AAFES, shoppettes, and commissaries.
Liberal leave is in effect: Contact your supervisor and inform him or her on plans to take
leave. Please stay tuned for further announcements. If feasible, continue to monitor
your local television broadcasts and the Fort Hood Homepage.