Whittenton Pond Dam On the Mill River In Taunton ARES/RACES SitRep #5

Hello to all….

….Whittenton Pond Dam Amateur Radio Shelter and EOC Operations Suspended at approximately 2 PM Friday Afternoon. Operations on the dam continues….
….Taunton Emergency Management Continues to Monitor the Situation and pumping and stabilizing operations on the dam continue….
….More rain is forecast for the Taunton area and its unclear if this will severely impact dam stablization operations….

At 2 PM Friday afternoon, the Whittenton Pond Dam Amateur Radio Shelter and EOC operations were suspended. Pumping and stablization operations on the dam continues and Taunton Emergency Management is monitoring those operations. At this time, more rain of 1-2″ with isolated 3″ amounts are forecasted for the Taunton area. Its not clear what these rains will do to operations on the dam and Taunton Emergency Management is monitoring the situation.

At this time, no further assistance is required for this event. A HUGE thank you goes out to Eastern Masaschusetts ARES operators, Brad Anselmo-N1VUF from SEMARA ARES, Steve Schwarm-W3EVE from Norfolk County ARES and Dan Howard-Cape Cod ARES for participating in operations with the Taunton Emergency Management Amateur Radio team of 12 Amateurs. Also, special thanks to Joe Serrilla-W1JOE from the Bridgewater ARES/RACES team, who provided a mattress to a needed evacuee in the shelter on Monday Evening. Also, special thanks to Taunton Emergency Management for their recognition of the importance in Amateur Radio in this operation and their coordination with Eastern Massachusetts ARES during this event.

Carl Aveni-N1FY, South Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Bob Mims-WA1OEZ, Region II RACES Radio Officer and I will continue to monitor the incoming rain and any impact on the dam and the city of Taunton EOC and shelter operations.Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com

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