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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB062 (1998)

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ARLB062 Bonnie strikes North Carolina; Virginia awaits its turn

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ARRL Bulletin 62  ARLB062
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 26, 1998
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB062 Bonnie strikes North Carolina; Virginia awaits its turn

Virginia ARES/RACES has initiated a Level III activation in
preparation for Hurricane Bonnie. Virginia State RACES Officer and
ARES SEC Frank Mackey, K4EC, reports that many local emergency
operation centers have been staffed and many shelters are open in
anticipation of evacuations.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Services communication
supervisor has asked RACES station W4ZA at the state EOC to activate
at 4 PM Eastern Time. The Virginia Emergency Net Alpha frequency
will be 3.910 MHz (7.260 MHz alternate). The Virginia Emergency
Digital net will be on 145.73 MHz. The Virginia Area A Tactical net
(Williamsburg repeater) will be on 146.76 (-600 kHz).

Mackey says Virginia ARES will support the American Red Cross
Headquarters Disaster Operations Center. Virginia ARES members are
monitoring North Carolina emergency nets and passing pertinent
information to the Red Cross via the Internet.

Hurricane Bonnie struck the Wilmington, North Carolina, area
Wednesday afternoon. High winds have caused damage to schools in New
Hanover County and to a hospital in Brunswick County. Widespread
power outages are reported. The New Hanover County EOC was reported
to be without commercial power and operating from emergency power.
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