Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Hurricane Ike 100 miles larger than Katrina

September 12, 2008

The Weather Channel is reporting a visual size comparison chart to Katrina and say that Hurricane IKE is 550 miles wide total, which is over 100 miles larger than Katrina.

Hurricane Wiki – A project of the Hurricane Information Center

September 12, 2008 A project of the Hurricane Information Center

  • Calcasieu ParishMandatory Evacuation for residents in travel trailers, mobile homes, and low-lying areas, as well as home-bound, special needs residents.
  • Cameron Parish Mandatory Evacuation for entire parish.
  • Iberia ParishVoluntary Evacuation for low-lying areas.
  • Jefferson ParishMandatory Evacuation of Grand Isle.
  • Jefferson Davis ParishVoluntary Evacuation for residents with special needs.
  • Lafourche ParishMandatory Evacuation for all areas south of the Leon Theriot Floodgates in Golden Meadow and the community of Pointe-Aux-Chenes.
  • Livingston Parish Voluntary Evacuation of southern and eastern portions of parish.
  • Plaquemines Parish Voluntary Evacuation of entire parish.
  • St. Bernard Parish –Mandatory Evacuation of anyone not inside the hurricane protection levee.
  • St. Mary ParishVoluntary Evacuation south of the Intercoastal and in Franklin south of the railroad track. In Baldwin, the voluntary evacuation extends to residents of mobile homes and travel trailers.
  • St. Martin ParishVoluntary Evacuationin Bell River and Stevensville for low-lying and mobile home/travel trailers.
  • Terrebonne ParishVoluntary Evacuation of southern portion of parish.
  • Vermilion ParishMandatory Evacuation for Vermilion Parish below LA Highway 14 to include all of Erath and Delcambre and Medical Special Needs patients south of LA Highway 14 and on the west side of the parish from the Meridian Line Road to the Cameron and Jeff Davis parish lines.
  • St. Charles Parish updated
  • Jindal Update from LPB Blog

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

What are ARRL volunteers up to?

August 31, 2008

This page is for Amateur Radio operators who wish to connect with served agencies who need communication assistance during Hurricane Gustav.