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    08/26/2013 | Hams Called In to Aid in Local Fire Response

    Hams are filling communication gaps in the Rim Fire response.
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    01/13/2011 | Midwestern Hams Spot, Track Tornados As 2011 Begins

    In the final hours of 2010, tornados swept across Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas, leaving at least seven people dead. Hams in Missouri -- one of the hardest hit areas -- activated nets and provided real-time weather observations to the National Weather S
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    05/07/2009 | Oregon Hams Participate in Statewide Disaster Drill

    The State of Oregon conducted a full-scale week long exercise April 24-30, simulating a 9.2 magnitude earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. According to Tillamook County Emergency Management Director Gordon McCraw, WX7EM, if an earthquake struck the
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    04/15/2009 | When Vandals Strike Infrastructure, Hams Provide Communications Support

    In the early morning, just after midnight on April 9, someone climbed down four manholes in the San Jose, California area and cut underground fiber optic cables. The sabotage led to widespread disruption of phone service -- including tens of thousands of
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    12/17/2008 | Hams Respond to Calls for Assistance as Ice Storms Pummel New England

    As a major ice storm -- accompanied by freezing rains, flooding and strong winds -- severely impacted New England on Thursday evening into Friday morning, ARES®, RACES, SKYWARN and MARS operators worked together to respond to calls for assistance from
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    09/12/2008 | Hurricane Ike Eyeing Galveston Island

    Hurricane Ike -- currently a Category 2 hurricane, but expected to reach Category 3 status sometime today -- is poised to make landfall near Galveston Island around 3 AM early Saturday, if it keeps on its current track and speed. Hams in Texas and Louisia
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    09/09/2008 | Hanna Passes Up Eastern Seaboard

    Tropical Storm Hanna made its way up the East Coast of the United States, making landfall on the North/South Carolina border at 3:15 AM (EDT) Saturday, September 6. The storm produced tropical storm-force winds gusts, with some locations experiencing sust
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    08/19/2008 | Hams Ready for Fay

    While Tropical Storm Fay made landfall over Key West, Florida at 3 PM EDT on August 18, Amateur Radio operators throughout Florida were prepared "just in case." As Fay crossed Key West, Florida Emergency Management officials noted that while &qu
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