Update: Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM EDT – 1700 UTC)
The information contained in this email is going to numerous amateur radio nets, government and non-government agencies, as various amateur news outlets.
The Net is closely monitoring 2 storms – Florence and TD 9 (forecast to become a hurricane and named Isaac).
Florence is expected to affect the US East Coast midweek as well as Isaac affecting the Windward Islands about the same time. Attached is data that you may find of interest. Of course, it is still early and many things can change in the forecast.
The impact from Florence could be catastrophic as it is forecast to make landfall as a Cat 4 Hurricane. Charleston, SC was last hit by Hugo (Cat 4) back in 1989…29 years ago.
If you haven’t done so already, now would be a good time to review your Family Emergency Plan and your Emergency Supply Checklist. We have links to download both found in the middle of our website homepage, www.hwn.org.
When the time comes for us to activate, we will post a notice to this group as well as on our website, hwn.org. The frequencies we use are 14.325 MHz by day and 7.268 MHz by night. With propagation being extremely poor to non-existent on 20-meters, we may be forced to operate on both bands simultaneously.
As always, we thank those who use of these frequencies for daily nets and rag-chew to allow us to serve our fellow man. A clear frequency always makes our job easier and we know those affected by these storms appreciate it as well.
Bobby Graves – KB5HAV
Hurricane Watch Net
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