Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hurricane Watch Net Secures after Record Activation

Hurricane Watch Net Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, reports that the net secured at 0400 UTC on Sunday, October 8, after 6 days and 7 hours of continuous operation, the net's longest-ever activation. He says the decision to close the net was made once it was clear that there were no longer any hurricane-force winds onshore and that Hurricane Matthew - although still a Category 1 hurricane at the time - was moving back out to sea.

Graves thanked everyone who participated in the net and who helped by keeping the net frequencies clear.

Some local emergency nets may still be active, especially in the Carolinas.