Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane’

Nine Years – That’s how evil works — and you let it.

August 30, 2014

So what’s up with waiting 30 days for Red Cross?

So what’s up with rent going up and people being evicted in spite of governor’s orders? Or did I misread it?

So what’s up with banks not having deposit information for a “few people” but everyone else in line has theirs?

Nine Years — That’s how evil works — and you let it.

 

 

 

Nine Years – That’s how evil works — and you let it.

August 30, 2014

So what’s up with waiting 30 days for Red Cross?

So what’s up with rent going up and people being evicted in spite of governor’s orders? Or did I misread it?

So what’s up with banks not having deposit information for a “few people” but everyone else in line has theirs?

Nine Years — That’s how evil works — and you let it.

 

 

 

Mississippi Hams Reflect on Gustav Prep for Ike

September 8, 2008

From ARRLWEB

Mississippi Hams Reflect on Hurricane Gustav, Prepare for Hanna and Ike

After several days of harrowing watching and waiting for Hurricane Gustav to make landfall, the storm slammed into southeast Louisiana Monday afternoon, leaving flooding, wind damage and power outages in its wake and evacuees eager to go home. As Amateur Radio operators across the area moved from an emergency response stance to clean-up, evaluation and repair, the need for some changes to operations and equipment became clear, as well as the vastly improved response as compared to Hurricane Katrina…. Read more

“…One problem noted by several officials in the area was the signal propagation from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MSEMA) office near Jackson. “A new antenna up there would help,” said one. “We had a real hard time copying signal from MSEMA,” said another….”

“…Local hams were not the only ones learning lessons from the storm. Purvis noted that while the MSEMA official at the Stone County Emergency operations Center was familiar with Amateur Radio, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representative did not know anything about ham radio and the service that hams provide before the storm….”

What is hurricane watch net?

September 8, 2008

From URL Hurricane Watch Net

The Hurricane Watch Net provides communications to and from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida during times of hurricane emergencies. The net (a gathering of amateur radio operators missioned to support the National Hurricane Center) convenes as an organized network of emergency communicators on the frequency of 14.325 Mhz when a hurricane is forecast to be within 300 statute miles from landfall on any inhabited land mass in the Caribbean Sea, Central America, and U.S. Mainland including the Gulf of Mexico coastal areas.

Monday, September 8 , the net will open operations at 0800EDT (1200UTC) as Hurricane Ike moves across the length of Cuba from East to West. Our purpose will be to announce the forecast advisories into the affected area while at the same time, collecting observed and/or measured weather data from amateur radio stations in the path of the hurricane, for submission to the forecasters in the National Hurricane Center.

As a special note to those who monitor when the net is active, we ask that you please honor our request for you to sit quietly on the sidelines unless specifically called upon for assistance.

For viewers of this site who have no capability to listen to the actual radio conversations during our net activations, we have provided here, live streaming audio, thanks to the services of Bob Arnold, N2JEU from his location in upstate New York.

We invite you to monitor the status of all active storms through information presented here in our web site.

Please remember to visit this page frequently for the latest information.

iReports for Gustav

September 8, 2008

Gustav on iReport

Didn’t unpack?: Louisiana State of Emergency IKE

September 8, 2008

Well, if your not unpacked… it’s probably a good thing. The Bayou Buzz also ran a story about planning for your fuel needs.

Louisiana Gov Jindal Declares Ike An Emergency
From the Bayou Buzz

Gustav: Jindal, Louisiana Deaths, Agriculture and Forestry, Power, Water

From the Bayou Buzz

Parish president: Washington needs to be added to disaster list

September 5, 2008

Washington Parish is getting back to normal after its brush with Hurricane Gustav. But as late as Thursday afternoon, Parish President Richard Ned Thomas was still storming.

He said the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise informed him Wednesday that Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes were “out of the loop” for federal assistance, which includes financial reimbursement.…” Full story here.