February 24, 2024

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Via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs Prepare for Potentially Catastrophic Storm this Weekend

The National Weather Service has forecast that Hurricane Ida is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the US Gulf Coast on Sunday. ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®, urges radio amateurs in, and just outside of, affected areas to prepare themselves and their property for a potential emergency.

At 1710 UTC on Friday, August 27, messages from the NWS National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida indicated the “risk of life-threatening storm surge inundation is increasing along the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama” and that “Ida is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the northern Gulf Coast on Sunday, and the risk of hurricane-force winds continues to increase, especially along portions of the Louisiana coast, including metropolitan New Orleans.”

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers are encouraged to follow the latest news and information from their local Emergency Coordinator (EC) or Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC). ARRL Section websites can be found by visiting www.arrl.org/sections. Local Amateur Radio repeaters are often an additional source of good information.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/radio-amateurs-prepare-for-potentially-catastrophic-storm-this-weekend