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Essex County EmComm Hanna Wrap-Up Report 09/07/08

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  • Robert F. Crifasi
    Essex County EmComm Hanna Wrap-Up Report 09/07/08 SITUATION REPORT # 4 NEW JERSEY STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER Issued: September 6 2008, 0800 hours
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 7, 2008

      Essex County EmComm

      Hanna Wrap-Up Report

      09/07/08

       

      SITUATION REPORT # 4

      NEW JERSEY STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

      Issued: September 6 2008, 0800 hours

       

      Rainfall: 5 to 7 inches statewide

      Winds (shore): 35 to 50 mph, gusting to 60 mph

      Winds (inland): 25 to 40 mph, gusting to 50 mph

      Storm Surge: 1.5 to 2.5 feet above normal high tides

      High Tides: Early pm on the ocean, later pm on back bays

      Flooding (coastal): Moderate Coastal Flooding

      Flooding (inland): Minor to moderate (see attached map for locations)

       

      Essex EOC due to open Saturday 9 am

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      K2DEE manned the Essex County RACES station at the EOC

      Monitoring the 220 band traffic with Trenton

       

      WA2JSB 2Meter monitoring  began 20:00 Friday 09/06/08 (KC2RFC)

      WA2JSB 440 was monitored during the weather event as well (KC2KZK)

       

      The NJLEECA (GMRS/Commercial) Radio System was monitored during the event

       

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      SITUATION REPORT # 5

      NEW JERSEY STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

      September 6 2008, 1200 hours

       

      At 11:00 hours, the center of Tropical Storm Hanna was located at 36.6°N, 77.4°W or

      about 180 nautical miles southwest of Cape May . A Tropical Storm Warning has been

      issued for the entire Jersey Shore and Delaware Bay . A Flood Watch and Tropical

      Storm Wind Warning is in effect for the entire state thru Saturday night. National

      Weather Service Mt. Holly anticipates issuing a Flash Flood Warning. The rain is

      expected to exit the state around between 10pm and midnight. There will be minor to

      moderate flooding. The National Weather Service will provide more guidance on the

      flooding later today.

       

      Rainfall: 4 to 6 inches statewide

      Winds (shore): 35 to 50 mph, gusting to 60 mph

      Winds (inland): 25 to 40 mph, gusting to 50 mph

      Storm Surge: 1 to 3 feet above normal high tide

      High Tides: Early pm on the ocean, later pm on back bays

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      Contact was maintained among the radio operators as reported

      (K2DEE, KC2RFC, KC2KZK and NJLEECA Unit# 9050) during the event.

      The status of the Essex County area and EOC was exchanged during radio traffic.

      KC2KZK  Checked in to report on the status of the WA2JSB 440 and K2DEE 220 repeaters

      KC2OWQ Checked in with reports regarding the Morris County activity

      KA2HJH  Kept a constant  flow of weather information available

      KC2SVO Checked in with availability and the local situation in the Caldwell area

       

      While neither Essex County RACES, nor Essex County ARES formally declared an activation,

      both maintained standby communications during the event.

       

      It should be noted that Essex County EmComm (RACES and ARES) are now included in the Essex County SITREP distribution.

       

       

      Bob Crifasi   KC2RFC

      CrifasiRF@...

       

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