TD Four 2017

  Taken from hurricanes.gov BULLETIN Tropical Depression Four Advisory Number 7 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL042017 1100 AM AST Fri Jul 07 2017 …DEPRESSION FORECAST TO DEGENERATE INTO A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LATER TODAY… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION LOCATION…15.6N 50.9W ABOUT 690 MI…1115 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…30 MPH…45 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1011 MB…29.86 … Read more

Hurricane Season Starts off Active

Hurricane season this year is starting off very active. We have had 3 tropical depressions and 2 of those have become named tropical storms. This is a great time to remind everyone to be ready. Have your go kits ready and your batteries charged. Here are some resources to keep bookmarked this season. National Hurricane Center hurricanes.gov National Weather Service Melbourne  weather.gov/melbourne Volusia County Emergency Management  https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/ 2017 Volusia County … Read more

Photo’s Or Video’s During Matthew

Could any one that volunteered for VARES ether at a shelter or there home, please send photos or videos of yourself at there station? When I send my report to the section emergency coordinator and section manager. It helps to have photo’s or video’s showing how we used our skills and frequencies during the disaster. You can send them to KG4HBN@GMAIL.COM Thank you and I hope you, family and friends are … Read more

Volusia ARES Standing Down

At about 5:30PM EOC gave VARES the ok the stand down and start heading home. The county is very happy with all the work ARES did and helped with communications during this disaster.  I would like to thank everyone that deployed, volunteered from home and stayed on frequency in case they were needed. You all did a wonderful job and went beyond what anyone could ask. The turn out was … Read more

Hurricane Matthew 2 PM Update 10/4/16

Good afternoon everyone. We will be having an on air ARES net at 7:30 PM on the 147.240 T123. We will be discussing hurricane Matthew and what VARES Will be preparing for. We will also be answering questions and preparing for possible deployment. Everyone is asked to be on frequency for this net. As of 2pm Hurricane Matthew was moving North a 10 MPH with max sustained winds 145 MPH. … Read more

Post Hurricane Hermine

I want to thank everyone that contacted me will to help as needed. We missed being hit by hurricane Hermine by just a few miles. The panhandle of Florida has millions of dollars in damages and at least two deaths. We have two more disturbances moving west off the cost of Africa that could follow the same track. Keep in mind this is the peak of hurricane season, we still … Read more

TD9 Update

At this time the Volusia County emergency operations center is monitoring this system. There is no activation expected. This can change at anytime so be prepared and have your equipment ready.  Please monitor the 147.240 T123 in the event of a net activation and ARES calls for volunteers. Our regularly scheduled net is tomorrow night at 7:30pm. If there are any changes in alert level I will post it here … Read more