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….EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES REQUESTED TO GO TO STAND-BY MOBLIZATION TO SUPPORT SKYWARN OPERATIONS WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT WORK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS….
….PRIMARY TARGET ZONE FOR ARES OPERATIONS IS ESSEX, MIDDLESEX, SUFFOLK, NORFOLK AND PLYMOUTH COUNTIES. OTHER AREAS ARE REQUESTED FOR STANDBY MOBLIZATION FOR POTENTIAL ARESMAT OPERATIONS WITHIN THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION….
….POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING RIVALING THE OCTOBER 2005 EVENT IN STORE FOR THE REGION….
Continued heavy rains since Friday Night will stay with us through Sunday Night across Eastern Massachusetts. This will result in the potential for flooding rivaling the October 2005 event. The greatest risk is in South-Central New Hampshire, Northeast Massachusetts including the Greater Boston area and the area south of Boston from the I-95 and Route 3 corridor and points east in Norfolk and Plymouth counties. Widespread rainfall of 5-10″ with isolated higher amounts are possible in this region. The rest of Eastern Massachusetts could experience 3-6″ of rain with isolated higher amounts. The threat for flooding could last through Monday with isolated pockets of flooding possible in any scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday.
ARES Stand-by moblization means prepare for possible deployment but do NOT self-deploy. Prepare your Go Kit and make sure personal preparedness is complete so that if a deployment is required you may do so. We ask all ARES personnel that are cross-trained in SKYWARN to support SKYWARN operations by checking rivers and streams from a SAFE distance for potential flooding. This is especially important in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Plymouth counties. Home stations that can support net control and liaison tasks are requested to do so. RACES in Region I and II and the State EOC will reactivate at 0800 Sunday Morning. Any MARS stations looking for reports suitable for EEI’s should monitor local VHF/UHF SKYWARN frequencies, 6 Meters or the New-ENG Reflector EchoLink *NEW-ENG, Node: 9123 and IRLP reflector 9123 for information that may meet the criteria.
Hopefully, this does not turn into a major operation, however, if it does, I look forward to working with all of you during this timeframe. Thanks to all of you for your continued support of ARES and SKYWARN and I’m sure Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, our state RACES Radio Officer appreciates the backup support ARES and SKYWARN provides RACES and he thanks those RACES folks that are active for their support.
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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