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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB067 (1998)

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ARLB067 Earl downgraded; some ham activity continues

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ARRL Bulletin 67  ARLB067
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 4, 1998
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB067
ARLB067 Earl downgraded; some ham activity continues

Hurricane Earl has been downgraded to a tropical storm after coming
ashore in the Florida Panhandle. The storm is moving northeast
toward Georgia with winds of just 45 MPH. The storm dumped nearly
two feet of rain. Two fishermen are reported missing in Florida.
Trees were downed, some street and residential flooding has
occurred, and some areas were reported without electricity.

Hams in Northern Florida deployed at shelters and emergency
operation centers in anticipation of the storm. ARRL Northern
Florida SEC Nils Millergren, WA4NDA, reports the Northern Florida
Emergency Net on 3.950 MHz has been closed but is ready to
reactivate if needed.

In Florida's Capital District, a VHF emergency net was active and
weather spotters were posted. Other hams are assisting at shelters,
at the county EOC, and at the National Weather Service.

EOCs and shelters in Jackson, Walton, and Washington counties also
have Amateur Radio support, and a VHF net was active in Jackson
County.
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