Hurricane Irma Sends Florida Commands to Higher Ground

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After watching the horror of Hurricane Irma slice a bloody path through the Caribbean, millions in Florida and the southeast are headed for higher ground or out of the path of the storm. And that includes those serving at military bases in Florida.

Central Command (CENTCOM) and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) are based at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, and Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) is in Doral in the greater Miami area.   All coordinate operations between different branches of the U.S. military across the world. But no military has the power to stop a hurricane, so contingency plans are in place to temporarily get out of its way.

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