Hurricane Matthew caused millions of dollars of damage at KSC, but major facilities are in good condition.
Big Island ARRL News, 11 October 2016, post #19.
Source: KSC ‘lucky’ Hurricane Matthew damage wasn’t worse (http://www.floridatoday.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2016/10/11/kksc-lucky-hurricane-matthew-damage-wasnt-worse/91907558/).
Accessed on 12 October 2016, 02:11 hrs, UTC.
Please click link to read the full story and to view the storm damage video.
Now that Hurricane Matthew has passed by Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, the recovery effort begins. According to “Florida Today”, damage estimates may exceed $6 billion. Hurricane Matthew killed over 900 people, including 19 in the United States (that number is subject to change).
During the state-declared emergency, radio amateurs working with ARES, the Salvation Army’s SATERN Network, and local emergency management personnel kept communications channels open and relayed emergency traffic on both VHF/UHF and HF nets.
The work of Amateur Radio operators in the southeastern states isn’t over. Another potentially dangerous storm is brewing off the Florida coast and ARES volunteers are expecting activation soon.
For a complete update on ARES and ARRL participation in this newest emergency, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.
Please send your Hawaii Island amateur radio activities and events calendars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time,
Russell Roberts, KH6JRM
ARRL Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section