“The Air Force is telling me, ‘Stay away, don’t come back,’” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jordan Masingale. “We just kept thinking, why? It’s not going to be that bad. Why are we evacuating? It’s only supposed to be a Category 2 storm.”
Within 48 hours of the mandatory evacuation of Tyndall Air Force Base, Hurricane Michael made landfall on Oct. 10, as a high-end Category 4 storm affecting the Florida panhandle region.
Enduring a hurricane, wildfire and finally an earthquake a Tyndall family settle down in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.