Minor tornado touches down at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

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Joint Base San Antonio has confirmed that a minor tornado touched down at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston around 8 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2023.

There are no reported injuries, but downed trees and some damage to vehicles have been reported. The 502nd Air Base Wing is assessing the full extent of the damage across the installation.

Personnel are advised to avoid affected areas while cleanup and repairs are underway and remain vigilant and aware of their building’s shelter-in-place location as they go about their day.

Here is some key guidance while the 502nd Air Base Wing continues to assess and respond to damage:

  • For those residing in privatized housing, if you have damage to your housing unit, work with Hunt Communities to report and resolve the issues. You can reach their customer support line at 830-262-0830.
  • For damage to any other federal property or facilities, notify your facility manager or notify the Civil Engineering Group (CEG) at 210-466-5555. CEG will inspect and repair any federal property damage.
  • If you have large, dangerous (such as downed power lines), or significant damage to your housing unit or building, DO NOT try to repair the damage yourself. Contact CEG immediately so they can safely assess and resolve the structural issues.

Avoid affected areas while cleanup and repairs are still underway. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Check JBSA social media and www.jbsa.mil for updates.