Weather can be harsh in the North Country. Fort Drum Soldiers, Families and Civilian employees should become familiar with the announcement procedures post officials use in the event inclement weather forces delayed reporting or early dismissal for “nonemergency essential” personnel.
To determine whether they are “emergency essential” or “nonemergency essential,” Soldiers and Civilian employees should consult their supervisors.
Once post officials decide on a delayed start or early release, the Public Affairs Office staff provides the information to local radio and television stations, which announce it periodically.
The Public Affairs Office will notify media of a delayed-start no later than 5 a.m. Stations “go live” at different times, however, so ensure you are not listening to prerecorded programming.
The best sources for current information are www.drum.army
. mil and 772-DRUM (3786).
Except for emergency essential personnel, the following applies:
In the event of an announced post delay, employees will report the specific number of hours after their normal reporting time, but all employees must report to work no later than 10 a.m. Employees should report no sooner than the time specified above unless a specific reporting time is announced or directed by their supervisor.
Following are sources where individuals can find delayed-start or early-release information.
wWatertown – WATN 104.1 FM / 1240 AM, WOTT 94.1 FM, WTOJ 103.1 FM, The Eagle 100.7 FM, WBDR 106.7 FM, The Wolf 95.3 FM, WQTK 92.7 FM, ESPN 1400 AM, WFRY 97.5 FM, WTNY 790 AM, WCIZ 93.3 FM and WNER 1410 AM and WRVJ 91.7 FM.
wLowville – WBRV / WLLG 99.3 FM.
wUtica – WBGK 99.7 FM, WBUG 101.1 FM, WSKS 105.5 FM, WSKU 979 AM, WUTQ 100.7 FM.
wSyracuse – WAER 88.3 FM, WSYR 570 AM and NewsRadio 106.9 FM.
wOswego – WRVO 89.9 FM.
wWatertown – WWNY-TV Channel 7 (CBS), Fox News 28 and WWTI-TV Channel 50 (ABC).
wSyracuse – WSTM Channel 3 (NBC), WTVH Channel 5 (CBS), WSYR Channel 9 (ABC) and YNN Channel 10.
wFort Drum website (www. drum.army.mil)
wNewzjunky website (www. newzjunky.com).
Fort Drum Public Affairs Office