Billed as the largest power blackout in U.S. history, areas around New York City, Hartford, Albany Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland lost power Thursday afternoon, August 14.
EMa SEC Mike Neilsen, W1MPN has placed all ARES/RACES Stations on Standby as of 5:07 p.m. ET this evening. Several RACES stations are already checked in and monitoring our 75 meter frequency.
Most ARES/RACES Teams have been in contact with their respective city/town EMA Directors and are awaiting further instructions.
Please monitor 146.64, 145.23 or http://ares.ema.arrl.org for additional information on possible Amateur Radio efforts.