14 July Update– BARRY CONTINUES GENERALLY NORTHWARD OVER NORTHWESTERN LOUISIANA… …LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING RAINS TO CONTINUE INTO MONDAY…more
Barry becomes the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Now moving onshore along the Louisiana coast, heavy rain will still be the greatest threat over the next few days.
13 July Via AmRRON ALERT APP : REGIONAL
HURRICANE BARRY WEAKENS TO TROPICAL STORM
As power outages mounted across Louisiana Saturday, Barry weakened once again to a tropical storm after making landfall, following a brief stint as a Category 1 hurricane.
Barry became the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and the fourth hurricane to ever to make landfall on the Louisiana coast in the month of July.
Now extensive flooding and power/communications systems are expected to deteriorate across the affected areas.
AmRRON Operators are at AmCON-2(plus), maintaining a persistent presence on the AmRRON SOI Digital Frequencies.
Operators are monitoring and beaconing to provide a lifeline for those in the storm’s path.
Expect to continue on-air presence and monitoring for the next 24 to 48 hours.
Contestia 4/250 @1000 on the waterfall
FSQ 4.5 @ 1500 on wf
JS8Call @ 1750 to 2250 on wf
Also, Louisiana ARES is operational (LSB voice mode) on the following frequencies:
The Hurricane Watch Nets have been activated and we also have AmRRON operators running persistent nets.
AmCON-2 Hurricane Imminent (REGIONAL)
-Ops check communications equipment
-Operators in the affected area, if you need assistance operators will be
standing by monitoring the AmRRON S.O.I. digital frequencies.
What “modified AmCON-1” means:
Uncontrolled net (no NCS). Operators in and around the affected area
maintain a persistent on-air presence on the following:
Tri-mode: Contestia 4/250; JS8Call; FSQ4.5
AmRRON Corps coordinate via Z-Net.
EMERGENCY COMMS INFORMATION: