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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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ARRL NEWS ( for the latest news)

Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas

ARRL August 3, 2020

Hurrincane Watch Net Activating as Hurricane Isaias Approaches US East Coast

ARRL July 31, 2020 

Hurricane Watchnet Activates for Hurricane Hanna

ARRL July 25, 2020

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



Hurricane Forecast: 'One of the Most Active Seasons on Record'

New York Times, August 6, 2020

Latest forecast: Tropical storm Isaias races up East Coast

ABC News, August 4, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Live Aug 3, Updates: NC Braces as Storm Regains Strength

The News & Observer (North Carolina), August 3, 2020

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a Hurricane

Hurricane Watch Net, August 3, 2020

Isaias now predicted to cross Bahamas as Category 2 hurricane, could affect Florida coast

Miami Herald (Florida), July 31, 2020

Gov. DeSantis warns of possible tropical storm that could threaten Florida this weekend

Fox 35 Orlando, July 30, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias likely to form today; path still includes Florida as track shifts slightly west

South Florida Sun Sentinal, July 29, 2020

Disturbance Bringing Heavy Rainfall and Gusty Winds to the Leeward Island, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico

News4Jax (Florida), July 29, 2020

Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico as the record-breaking hurricane season continues

CNN, July 28, 2020

A new tropical storm is likely to form in the Atlantic as hyperactive hurricane season continues

The Washington Post, July 28, 2020

Tropical Storm Hanna leaves trail of destruction along Texas coast

DD News (India), July 27, 2020

Hawaiian Islands avoid direct hit from Hurricane Douglas

Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), July 27, 2020

Hanna weakens to tropical depression, eyes turn to next system

ABC 13 Eyewitness News (Texas), July 27, 2020

American Red Cross of SC in need volunteers for hurricane season

News 19, CBS (South Carolina), July 13, 2020

New tropical system brewing in the East Pacific

WFMYNews 2, CBS (North Carolina), July 13, 2020

20 named storms predicted for 2020, the most since 2005

CNN, July 7, 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