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  1. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    AUGUST 21, 2021

    Based on current reports,,

    Henri is currently a Category 1 hurricane, expected to make landfall on
    Long Island and Southern New England on Sunday. Storm surges are
    expected to commence later tonight or Sunday in parts of Connecticut,
    Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

    NOW is the time to check your supplies and replenish as necessary.
    Check your Go-Kits, charge all backup batteries and phones, refuel
    vehicles and spare fuel cans. Stage generators where you can get to them
    easily. Store some water. Significant power outages of uncertain
    duration are currently predicted, especially in the southern portions of
    our Division.

    ARES members should stay tuned to your ARES County Emergency
    Coordinator, and ultimately your Section Emergency Coordinator/Section
    Manager. After the storm is not the time to check with your EC, SEC,
    and/or Section Manager.

    This may be a time when ARES units will need extra support to stay in
    operation if called upon. Those clubs whose members do not necessarily
    provide ARES support can inquire about where and when extra support may
    be useful. Do not self-deploy.

    Traffic handlers may have many opportunities to demonstrate the
    skills they practice regularly, but having communications paths for
    traffic from affected areas timely is a prerequisite. This is another
    opportunity for radio amateurs to shine. On the other side, let me know
    of your group's stories and stay in touch with your ARES for hot-wash
    debriefing after skies clear, waters recede, power and normal comms are

    Updates on Hurricane Henri can be found at:


    Please take care and be safe.

    ARRL New England Division
    Director: Fred Hopengarten, K1VR
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  2. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tucked away in CT's northwest corner waiting for the rain. Generally Long Island and southern CT take the brunt of such storms. However this one could even be nasty this far inland. At 5AM, the eye appears to be around 80 miles south of the CT/RI border.

    Food - check
    Water - check
    Propane - check
    Batteries - check
    Car gas tank topped off - check
    Coffee - check

    Now to see if the antenna stays up!

    *fingers crossed*
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  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ice and beer a must. :)

    Hope for the best.
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  4. AA5BK

    AA5BK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Any updates?
  5. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Indeed and thanks for asking. Nothing burger of the century here in the northwest corner. The eastern part of the state took the brunt of it, but even there not terrible.

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  6. AA5BK

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    thats good news. Did not seem as bad as predicted. Tennessee got hammered, was not even a tropical event. It can happen anywhere.
  7. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, that was incredibly tragic what happened down in Tennessee! And seemingly out of nowhere.

    Our town has never fully recovered from the flood of 1955, which virtually destroyed the entire south side of Main Street.
  8. AA5BK

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    Oh yes. Been reading accounts. The speed of the event had to be terrifying. From what i read it went down in 6 minutes.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2021
  9. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Contrary to media BS Henri was thankfully a bust here in Southeastern NH right on the MA border. I feel sorry for all those that took the brunt, growing up on LINY I saw the aftermath of a few brutal storms out in Suffolk County but not the far west of Nassau county right on the Queens border where we lived. The damage from the LIRR was worse without storms:eek::rolleyes:

    Lots of fog and mist and I did see a few big tree branches wiggle a bit but not enough to move the birds AND Im on the top of the highest hill in ~ 20 miles. The shift was obvious hours earlier when the eye was 40 miles East of Montauk Point instead of central Long Island. An old friend from Freeport kept me up to date...he was seriously battered from Sandy.

    Of course I was ready for the worst with two generators ready and tested, several 5 gal cans of gas, basement pumps positioned, an early heating oil delivery on Friday.

    Plus guns cleaned and loaded for looters; Im 2 miles from the MA border.:D

    The temperature drop was welcome.


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