September 3, 2004 (by Anonymous) - Several dozen military planes from Florida bases are being flown to Texas to avoid Hurricane Frances. The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth will be the interim home for the planes until the hurricane passes.
More than two dozen F-16's are expected to be part of the transfer, along with some F-22's and T-39's.
Hurricane Frances is a Category 4 storm and her march across the Atlantic and Caribbean has prompted Florida emergency officials to take action as the center track of the hurricane center's five-day forecast map predicts it will make landfall Saturday in central Florida.
Because of the extended nature of the forecast, Frances could veer as far south as the Florida Straits or as far north as the Carolinas.