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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX003 (2003)

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ARLX003 Georgia Hams Respond in Aftermath of Killer Tornadoes

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Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 25, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX003 Georgia Hams Respond in Aftermath of Killer Tornadoes

Amateur Radio operators in southwestern Georgia have been helping in
the wake of tornadoes March 20 that left six people dead and over
200 injured. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue declared a state of
emergency in Mitchell and Worth counties.

Hams have been assisting responding organizations including the
American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Georgia Baptist Disaster
Relief. ARES activated in Lee and Dougherty counties, as well.
 
ARES members of the Albany Amateur Radio Club, most also Red Cross
volunteers, took emergency response vehicles to the affected areas
to feed victims and provide vital communications. Several of the
ARES members have been volunteering continuously since March 20,
said ARRL Lee County Emergency Coordinator Bob Smith, K4PHE.

ARES District 7 (Southwestern Georgia) Emergency Coordinator J.D.
Goings, AA4P, said ARES members were doing "a fantastic job" helping
out in Mitchell and Worth counties. "There is a lot of damage, and
it is widespread," he said. "I would expect us to be there a couple
of weeks."
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