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Friday, October 28, 2016
Hurricane Watch Net Sets Record With Matthew
The Hurricane Watch Net (www.hwn.org) was active for nearly a full week as Hurricane Matthew meandered its way up the east coast of the United States in early October. According to HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, the 6-day, 7-hour activation was the longest period of continuous operation in the net's 51-year history.
The net activates whenever a hurricane is affecting land in the Caribbean or along the US east coast, to relay reports of conditions and requests for information or assistance. Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti and its rains caused major flooding and damage in the Carolinas.