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Moody sends some planes out of state

A-10 'Warthog' (Source: Moody AFB) A-10 'Warthog' (Source: Moody AFB)
HC-103-Combat-King-II (Source: Moody AFB) HC-103-Combat-King-II (Source: Moody AFB)
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

As Hurricane Mathew's high winds threaten Georgia's southern and eastern counties, Moody Air Force Base management decided to send some aircraft to other bases.

The leadership team at Moody made the decision to relocate any aircraft unable to be stored inside Moody's aircraft hangars to prevent potential damage from the storm.

In addition to relocating aircraft, the base will secure all outdoor equipment as a precautionary safety measure.

Winds are expected to be within 25 to 30 knots.

Pilots moved A-10 Thunderbolt II's to Tyndall Air Force Base, just east of Panama City, Florida.

HC-103 Combat King II's went to Keesler Air Force Base, at Biloxi, Mississippi.

Currently, the base is not evacuating any personnel.

Base leadership said that everyone to monitor the weather this weekend and to be prepared.

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