Hello to all..
The Massachusetts Statewide Hurricane Drill is set for Monday Evening August 2nd, 2010 from 7-9 PM. The drill will be similar to past years in that it will be leveraged off the MEMA Region Two scenario and expanded statewide and will be named ‘Hurricane Hudson’. There will be some changes, however, from past hurricane drills and it is hoped these changes will bring further interest in the exercise and allow for practice in newer items that have not been attempted in quite some time. Region Two will hold a briefing approximately 4-7 days prior to the exercise.
A meeting was held with Region Two Communications Officer Doug Forbes, Region Two RACES Radio Officer, Bob Mims-WA1OEZ, Mike Russas, MEMA Exercise Planner from the MEMA Training Department at Framingham HQ, Carl Aveni, Assistant ARRL SM/ARES ASEC and Rob Macedo-KD1CY, Eastern Massachusetts ARES SEC. The meeting was held on Tuesday June 29th. The drill scenario was reviewed with the new/different components added to the exercise.
Further details on the scenario will be posted in approximately 1-1.5 weeks with coordination with other parts of the state in a similar timeframe. This notice is being sent out as a primer to reach Amateurs in ARES/RACES/SKYWARN/MARS and other EMCOMM groups who would be interested in participating in this exercise. Thanks for your interest in the exercise!
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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