August 22, 2012

9/11 hearing canceled as Guantánamo prepares for Isaac

In a drill all-too-familiar to South Floridians, Condition Readiness 4, or CORE 4, meant that Guantanamo base residents were instructed to clear their yards of lawn furniture and other loose objects that “may become projectiles during high winds,” said base spokeswoman Kelly Wirfel. It also meant that commanders watching National Hurricane Center reports anticipated “destructive winds” greater than 50 knots within 72 hours.

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