Submitted by admin on Sun, 10/08/2017 - 03:19
Hello to all…
The VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Hurricane Nate secured on Sunday 10/8/17 at 200 AM EDT/100 AM CDT after Nate made landfall near Biloxi Mississippi. Nate spared the New Orleans LA area any significant wind damage and storm surge flooding but pockets of tree and wire damage and wind gusts to hurricane force were recorded in parts of Mississippi and offshore oil platforms in the Louisiana coastal waters. Storm surge values of 3-7 feet were recorded in portions of Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi and extreme Southeast Louisiana. Some pockets of structural damage were recorded in parts of Mississippi/Alabama from higher wind gusts in severe thunderstorms or possibly tornadic activity. One tornado was spotted in Orange Beach, Alabama by both The Weather Channel media and an Amateur Radio Operator that was in the area. Reports from Nate can be seen at the VoIP Hurricane Net viewer via the following link:
While Nate was not as formidable as past hurricanes we worked this year, reports of SKYWARN reporting criteria were supplied to both local National Weather Service Forecast Offices and WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center which is our net’s main mission to help save lives. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!
Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net