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This page,, includes information and news summarizing the preparations and response by Amateur Radio (ham radio) volunteers who are supporting emergency communications in areas that may be (or have been) impacted by 2020 hurricanes. Ham radio operators provide a critial communications capability used for relaying life-saving information and to assist with reunification activities. Additionally, radio amateurs throughout affected regions often provide firsthand accounts of storm impact and ongoing recovery needs. 

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For press inquiries, please ask reporters to contact ARRL directly at 860-594-0328, or via email at A system has been established at ARRL Headquarters to respond to media inquiries in a timely and accurate manner.


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Amateur Radio at the National Hurricane Center

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency - Plan ahead for disasters

ARRL NEWS ( for the latest news)

National Hurricane Center's WX4NHC Annual Station Test is Successful

ARRL June 30, 2020


Hurricane Exercise Carried Out in Southeastern US

ARRL May 27, 2020



NOAA unveils new tools for hurricane season

Washington Daily News (Washington, D.C.), June 28, 2020

National Guard Ready for Hurricane Season

U.S. Army, June 24, 2020

Hello Dolly: Powerful storms form in Atlantic

Orlando Sentinel (Florida), June 23, 2020

2020 Hurricane Forecast Factors

KATC, ABC/CW, June 16, 2020

Be Prepared for the Effects of Covid-19 on 2020 Hurricane Season

Maryland Emergency Management Agency, June 10, 2020

Puerto Rico Leaders Prepare for Hurrican Season Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Bay News 9, June 9, 2020

Hurricane Season Off to Historically Fast Start

USA Today, June 8, 2020

Cristobal to Merge with New Storm System After Lashing South

New York Times, June 8, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal Hits Louisiana, Mississippi Coasts

NPR June 7, 2020

Hurricane Season is Here June 7, 2020


El Rol de los Radioaficionados Durante Emergencias ("The Role of Radio Amateurs in Emergencies")
Telemundo Puerto Rico; NBC Universal Inc. June 1, 2020