Big Island ARRL News, 30 August 2017, 0455 hrs, UTC, Post #298.


Accessed on 30 August 2017, 0455 hrs, UTC.

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Hurricane Harvey is one of the worst storms to strike the Texas Gulf Coast in over 50 years.  The remnants of this category 4 hurricane continue to pound southeast Texas and especially Houston with heavy rain, thunderstorms, high winds, and flooding.  Houston city officials have opened several mega-shelters to accommodate over 9,000 resident who have fled rising waters.

Texas ARES groups remain active in assisting local emergency management personnel where ever they can, although flood waters have cut off many volunteers from reaching their emergency stations.

On the morning of 29 August 2017, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware radio station WGMD interviewed ARRL Public Information Officer Mike Urich (KA5CVH), who was on the scene in Harris County, Texas.  What he describes is truly extraordinary and frightening.  WGMD has given permission to redistribute this interview.  A cautionary tale for all of us, whether we be radio amateurs or just ordinary citizens.

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