It was seemingly a normal day in Panama City Beach, Florida. But a stormy breeziness and rising tides hinted at the devastation that was to come. Thousands of residents there and in surrounding areas predicted to be in the path of Hurricane Michael were ordered to evacuate. Some did. Some didn’t.
Among those who did were some 3,500 Tyndall Air Force Base employees, all now displaced from their jobs and many from their homes. Some of them are now operating from Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.