The June 18, 2009 issue of MEMA Reports carried a story praising Amateur Radio’s efforts associated with the recent annual hurricane drill:
“On June 1st, MA Amateur Radio emergency communicators, in conjunction with MEMA Region II Office in Bridgewater and the State Emergency Operations Center in Framingham, participated in their annual Hurricane Drill. Local Hams and their Emergency Management Director counterparts from 52 communities performed simulated damage assessments from ‘Hurricane Madison’ using the exercise scenario and local criteria. The results of the drill were universally praised, which bodes well if the region experiences the next ‘real thing’.”
MEMA Reports is distributed as a monthly newsletter produced by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to help keep the Public Safety Community of Massachusetts better informed about the day’s Emergency Management issues. MEMA Reports also appears on the MEMA website: <http://www.mass.gov/mema>.