By Jo Farrow
Currently at W for the central Pacific naming, they do not return to A at the beginning of each season but just continue through the whole list. The red dot Johnston Atoll, or Kalama identified on the NHC text with a hurricane warning is uninhabited, now a Fish and wildlife haven after years as a US military base. @USFWSPacific
In 1981, the US Army began planning for the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS). Construction began in 1986. It is the world's first full-scale facility built to destroy chemical weapons. The design is based on technologies used for years by the Army and industry. The facility actually did not begin full-scale operations until August 1993.
Approaching hurricanes in both 1993 and 1994 necessitated facility shutdown and the evacuation of more than 1,100 soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and Army contractors from Johnston Island to Hawaii. During each of these instances, JACADS production was disrupted for a period of time. As a result of the hurricane striking Johnston Island in August 1994, JACADS production was disrupted for approximately 70 days
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