Driving Safety Tips and Other Safety Info
Driving in extreme weather conditions can be very hazardous and caution must be taken. Maintain a safe speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you. One rule of thumb is that under ideal conditions, you should maintain at least one car length of spacing for every 10 mph increment (i.e. if you are travelling 40 mph, you should maintain at least 4 car lengths). If road conditions are poor, you should maintain 3-4 car lengths for every 10 mph increment. Bridges and overpasses often ice over even when roads are not slick and black ice can be invisible to drivers. When poor driving conditions are suspected call the Arkansas Road Condition Hotline (501-569-2374 or 1-800-245- 1672) or go online to (www.idrivearkansas.com) to receive up to the minute updates on area road conditions. Snow chains are a useful tool, but be advised that they are not allowed on LRAFB roads.
When off-base, report all emergencies via 911, including all vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, off-road entrapments or other weather-related incidents. For on-base reporting call the following: fire or medical emergencies 911; power outages 987-6553; vehicle accidents 987-3221; building damage 987- 6554. Facility Managers and supervisors should consult the Snow and Ice Control Plan (LRAFB 032-12) prior to and during severe winter weather. Routine service calls should not be made until daily operations are resumed. Look here for tips on how to avoid building damage during winter weather.
Team Little Rock Airmen reside across a wide geographic area and in some cases, conditions near their residence/travel route may be significantly different than those on base. If LRAFB is on normal or delayed reporting and you assess that conditions in your area are unsafe for travel, do not force yourself into an unsafe situation. Notify your chain of command immediately.
|Storm Damage Claims
Individuals living on base seeking to file a claim for spoiled food or damaged property due to inclement weather and storms should first make a claim through their renters insurance. If that is not an option, they may file a claim with the Air Force Claims Service Center either online at https://claims.jag.af.mil/ or by emailing AFCSC.JA@us.af.mil with a description of the type of damage.
Early Release Map
To reduce traffic and permit additional travel time for members with long commutes, supervisors will release non-mission critical members IAW the following (see Figure l, Base Departure Plan):
a. Personnel living outside of the blue outer ring - released immediately after early release order is issued.
b. Personnel living outside of the green inner ring - released 30 minutes after the order is issued.
c. Personnel living inside the green ring - released one hour after the order is issued.