Any area of the country is subject to natural disasters. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) at Parris Island is subject to hurricanes. The recruit depot at San Diego, as well as other bases in the San Diego-area, area subject to fires. Being informed and understanding how the Marine Corps handles a natural disaster will help you feel confident that your son or daughter will be safe during boot camp, regardless of environmental factors.
In the event of a natural disaster at MCRD Parris Island or MCRD San Diego, we will provide links to official Marine Corps information on this page of the web site as quickly as possible.
San Diego Fire Information
Located 38 miles north of downtown San Diego, Camp Pendleton covers over 125,000 acres and approximately 200 square miles of terrain. It is an enormous base. Most often fires on Camp Pendleton are in remote areas that do not affect the families or Marines.
Hurricane Isaias Update July 31, 2020
The following announcement is currently on the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Facebook page.
Destructive weather from Hurricane Isaias is expected to have limited impacts at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Based on the current trajectory and hurricane strength models, MCRD Parris Island at this time has decided to shelter in place at the depot. We will continue to monitor the sitauation and will make careful considerations for what will be neccessary for the safety of our recruits and personnel.
San Diego Emergency Info
- San Diego County Emergency Website
- San Diego Airport - Lindbergh Field
- California Department of Forestry
- San Diego Air Quality
Parris Island Emergency Info
- Depot Hurricane Procedures
Official USMC Information