[QUOTE="K0UO, post: 5279350, member: 44682 For the Greensburg Kansas EF5 tornado May 5 and 6, 2007 which totally destroyed the town. And killing 11 people in Greensburg alone. W0MRT Mike and I were just about the first people there. It was an all-nighter where we started doing search and rescue, and then Mike got the local public safety UHF Communications system for the county back up and working. After we'd searched all houses about three or four times FEMA arrived on the site, FEMA then kicked us out of the town and totally sealed It Off, we were leaders a CERT team but it didn't make any difference. Luckily the local amateur radio repeater that served the area was untouched about 11 miles from the town. Red Cross Saturn group took over Communications, which many of us assisted with. I'm still the emergency coordinator for several KS counties but now we don't even have a KS ARRL State emergency manager[/QUOTE] Is that Miles job, or did he just take it upon himself to work on their equipment? Even in an emergency, If I was the County Manager, I would be extremely upset if some unauthorized person just started messing with County equipment, regardless of their good intentions or their success in fixing it. And just the two of you surveyed the entire scene before the authorities showed up. Are you authorized to do that in an official capacity?