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***EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES TO GO ON STAND-BY FOR ALL AREAS BEGINNING AT 3 PM EDT MONDAY MARCH 29TH 2010 THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING APRIL 1ST 2010 DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF MOBILIZATION FROM A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM THAT WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD 3-6″ RAINFALL WITH AN AXES OF HIGHER AMOUNTS SOMEWHERE IN NEW ENGLAND DUE TO SIGNIFICANT RIVER/STREAM/URBAN FLOODING OVER MUCH OF NEW ENGLAND***
***SKYWARN ACTIVATION WITH OPS AT NWS TAUNTON WILL COMMENCE AT 3 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND INTO TUESDAY EVENING**
Another in what has been a series of significant coastal storms that has affected the region in the month of March will affect the region with significant river, stream and urban flooding with 3-6″ of rainfall and isolated higher amounts likely with the potential of an axis of heavier amounts somewhere in Southern New England. Due to the past coastal storms that have caused flooding and saturated the ground and the amount of rainfall this storm will bring, Eastern Massachusetts ARES will be placed on stand-by beginning at 3 PM Monday March 29th lasting through Thursday Evening April 1st. There is the possibility that ARES Stand-By could be extended past April 1st if it takes longer for the recovery phase of the operation to occur or recinded early if the storm is less than expected. It is also noted that New Hampshire ARES has been elevated to a Level-2 activation for SKYWARN and potential ARES support for served agencies in their section as well. The following is a link to the Storm Coordination Message that has all of the data on the storm’s potential impact:
We’d like to have ARES personnel continue to assist with SKYWARN reporting of any river, stream, urban flooding by providing pictures where possible. Keep your situational awareness level high for any updates from ARES leadership by checking your email for updates and our ARES web site at http://ares.ema.arrl.org, monitoring local SKYWARN/ARES/RACES frequencies and reporting into the nets and monitor local media on this potentially significant storm.
Please advise your local EC/DEC/ADEC of your availability to support a potential deployment anytime over the next week through Thursday April 1st. Please copy your ASEC and SEC when you send a note to your EC/ADEC. This is being done to cover a situation where the EC/ADEC or DEC is unavailable because they were adversely affected by the storm, out of area or some other exigency has occurred.
What is ARES Stand-By mode?
ARES stand-by mode is to alert Amateurs within ARES that a mobilization is possible on a wide-scale and that some localized mobilizations are or could be taking place in isolated areas. It means to take a look at your Go-Kit and have batteries and equipment ready to go and charged up and take care of any requirements at home in case a mobilization is required and you can participate. Do NOT self-deploy. Wait for guidance from leadership for any deployment. It is an honor to be ready even if you don’t deploy for the event. Hopefully, this is just another exercise of our preparedness and capabilities. If not, the ARES leadership looks forward to working with you if any wide scale mobilization is required after the impact of this major storm to the region.
Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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