Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Hams Help Red Cross in Kentucky Flood Response

Amateur radio operators from Kentucky ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) helped Red Cross disaster teams in the aftermath of historic flooding in eastern Kentucky in late July. 

The ARRL Letter reports that ARES members provided communication support for Red Cross damage assessment teams that made their way through flooded areas, noting that communication needs were complicated by the rural region’s mountainous terrain. ARES groups in Ohio and Virginia were placed on standby in case additional help was needed.