Hurricane Relief Activity
- PLEASE DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY TO HURRICANE-STRICKEN AREAS
It appears that a message presumably sent by an SEC in one of the
hurricane-stricken eastern states asked for amateurs to self-deploy to
provide relief communications in this area. Please do not self-deploy!
ARES officials are requested to determine with certainty that any
requests received for deployment by amateurs in Kentucky, Michigan or
Ohio (the Great Lakes Division) are from authorized personnel before
forwarding such requests. Self-deployment at best is ineffective and at
worst very detrimental to disaster relief operations.
Again, please do not self-deploy. Deploy only if requested to do so by
authorized individuals such as from state emergency management, the
Salvation Army, the Red Cross or ARRL ARES officials who provide specific
assignments for you to fill.
Jim Weaver, K8JE
Director, Great Lakes Division
5065 Bethany Rd.
Mason, OH 45040
Tel. 513-459-1661; e-mail K8JE@...
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