Hello to all…
*** EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES PLACED ON STAND-BY FOR ALL AREAS EFFECTIVE 0600 TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH UNTIL CANCELED DUE TO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM FORECASTED WINTER STORM/BLIZZARD ***
*** BLIZZARD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OF EASTERN MA EXCEPT NORTHERN PANHANDLE OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY AND THE CAPE AND ISLANDS WHICH HAVE A WINTER STORM WARNING ***
*** WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE REST OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AREA ***
*** EXPECTED IMPACTS ARE POSSIBLY WET HEAVY SNOW AFFECTING TREES AND POWER LINES CAUSING INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES AS WELL AS POST-STORM COLD TEMPERATURES ***
*** SKYWARN OPS AT NWS-TAUNTON TO COMMENCE AROUND 0600 TUESDAY ***
A major storm storm will be impacting the region on Tuesday. All amateurs are asked to prepare for blizzard conditions and to notify ARES leadership of their availability to deploy for any post storm support. All amateurs during the storm are asked to shelter in place and monitor their local Skywarn repeaters to help relay damage, snow fall amounts, and any other pertinent information. ARES members are advised to continue to maintain readiness at home and check your emergency power and antenna situation. Secure any loose objects that can blow around easily.
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 is fully understood.
Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!
Marek Kozubal (KB1NCG)
ARES Eastern MA Section Emergency Coordinator
SEC – KB1NCG – firstname.lastname@example.org
ASEC – N1YLQ – email@example.com
ASEC – KD1CY – firstname.lastname@example.org
Essex County – KB1KQW – email@example.com
Middlesex County – KB1KQW – firstname.lastname@example.org
Metro-Boston – KB1NCG – email@example.com
Norfolk County – W3EVE – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol County – KA1RSY – email@example.com
Plymouth County – KA1RSY – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape & Islands – WQ1O – email@example.com