Tyndall rebuilds to become 'climate-resilient'

Officials say they plan to demolish 50% of Tyndall's buildings. (WJHG/WECP)
Officials say they plan to demolish 50% of Tyndall's buildings. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 17, 2020 at 10:27 PM CDT
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Nearly 100 million people read People magazine, and for its Earth Day issue, millions of people were reading about Tyndall Air Force Base.

The article focuses on Tyndall's rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Michael and how officials are planning to design a climate-resilient base.

Tyndall officials tell us they are studying historic rainfall records and sea-level rise predictions. They also say they plan to move buildings to different locations to better protect them from flooding.

“We care about our physical infrastructure. Let’s face it, the military is funded by taxpayer dollars, so we want to be sure that as we’re spending it, we’ve been very thoughtful and very proactive about trying to make sure those buildings are going to be able to withstand future weather events," said Brigadier General Patrice Melancon the Tyndall Air Force Base Reconstruction Program Management Office executive director.

She also says they will be demolishing 50% of Tyndall's buildings.

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