Georgia ARES monthly report for May, 2014

by on Jun.03, 2014, under ARES / RACES, CERT, Club Information, Skywarn

Reported by:  Clayton/Henry County EC, Roy Baker, AJ4GT

Total number of ARES members in your group is: 39
Change since last month:
Name of your Local ARES Net: SCARC/CARES
Net Frequency: 444.875      PL  100 
Day of the week:  Monday 
Time of the Net: 9 PM lOCAL 
Total of Nets this month: 4
Drills, Tests and Training sessions:
Drills, Tests and Training Man Hours: 21
Public Service Events: 0
Public Service Man Hours: 0
Emergency Operations: 1
Emergency Operations Man Hours: 0
Misc Activities: 2
Misc man hours: 2
Comments: Four weekly training nets and one SKYWARN weather net. General monthly meeting was held at the Henry Piedmont Hospital. A day for training and fixing the Hospitals radio station. Next month we are doing more training there as well. July we will again start meeting at the Henry County EOC again.


by on Jun.01, 2014, under ARES / RACES, CERT, Club Information, Skywarn, Weather



200 AM EDT SUN JUN 1 2014

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

An elongated area of low pressure located over the Bay of Campeche extends northeastward into the south-central Gulf of Mexico. Although shower activity is currently disorganized, some slow
development of this nearly stationary disturbance will be possible over the next several days as environmental conditions become marginally conducive.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent

Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will run until November 30.  Long-term averages for the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3,

The list of names for 2014 is as follows:

Name           Pronunciation               Name            Pronunciation
Arthur          AR-thur                        Laura           LOOR-ruh
Bertha           BUR-thuh                   Marco           MAR-koe
Cristoabl      krees-TOH-bahl         Nana            NA-na
Dolly              DAH-lee                     Omar            OH-mar
Edouard        eh-DWARD               Paulette       pawl-LET
Fay                 fay                        Rene              re-NAY
Gonzalo        gohn-SAH-loh           Sally              SAL-ee
Hanna          HAN-uh                      Teddy           TEHD-ee
Isaias            ees-ah-EE-ahs           Vicky             VIH-kee
Josephine    JOH-seh-feen           Wilfred         WILL-fred
Kyle               KY-ull

This product, the Tropical Weather Outlook, briefly describes significant areas of disturbed weather and their potential for tropical cyclone formation during the next 48 hours.  The issuance times of this product are 2 AM, 8 AM, 2 AM, and 8 PM EDT.  After the change to standard time in November, the issuance times are 1 AM, 7 AM, 1 PM, and 7 PM EST.

A Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued to provide updates, as necessary, in between the regularly scheduled issuances of the Tropical Weather Outlook.  Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued under the same WMO and AWIPS headers as the regular Tropical Weather Outlooks.

A standard package of products, consisting of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory, the Forecast/Advisory, the Tropical Cyclone Discussion, and the Wind Speed Probabilities, is issued every six hours for all ongoing tropical cyclones.  In addition, a Special Advisory package may be issued at any time to advise of significant unexpected changes or to modify watches or warnings.

The Tropical Cyclone Update is a brief statement to inform of significant changes in a tropical cyclone or to post or cancel watches or warnings.  It is used in lieu of or to precede the issuance of a special advisory package.  The Tropical Cyclone Update is also used to provide a continuous flow of information regarding the center location of a tropical cyclone when watches or warnings are in effect and the center can be easily tracked with land-based radar.  Tropical Cyclone Updates, which can be issued at any time, can be found under WMO header WTNT61-65 KNHC, and under AWIPS header MIATCUAT1-5.

All National Hurricane Center text and graphical products are available on the web at http://www.hurricanes.gov. You can also interact with NHC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC . Notifications are available via Twitter when select National
Hurricane Center products are issued.  Information about our Atlantic Twitter feed is available at http://www.hurricanes.gov/twitter.php.

Forecaster Stewart

POD Managers Training

by on May.15, 2014, under ARES / RACES, CERT, Training

Good Afternoon All;

Please save the date for our annual POD Managers training on June 5th, from 10:30 until 2pm, with lunch being provided.  Please also share with any of your leadership staff that you want to attend. 

We are in the process of moving to a new e-mail system and so just wanted to share so you can “save the date”.  I will send out more information as soon as possible. 


Beverly Lester R.N., EMHP, CEM
Healthcare Liaison
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Forest Park Center Annex
685 Forest Parkway
Forest Park Georgia 30297
Phone#- 678-610-7246
E-mail: blester@dhr.state.ga.us

CERT Drill Victims Needed

by on Aug.28, 2013, under ARES / RACES, CERT, Club Information

It is that time of year again to beg for CERT Drill victims. Any CERT trained folks interested in being victims on October 12, 2013? The drill will be at DeKalb Fire Rescue HQ in Tucker at 1950 W. Exchange Place. We need victims to get there about 11:00 AM to be made up and should run until 3:00 PM. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.


Robert Swanson
Emergency Management Specialist
DCFRR Volunteer Coordinator
Dekalb EMA
1960 W. Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084
678.406.7858 office
770.595.8730 cell

Clayton/Henry County working Frequencies –

by on Jul.02, 2013, under ARES / RACES, CERT, Club Information, Documents, Skywarn, Training

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Frequency (PL Tone)


146.170- (146.2)

KJ4KPY repeater. Clayton County operations if unlinked.

145.170- (146.2)

KI4FVI repeater. Henry County operations if unlinked.

444.875+ (100.0)

KE4UAS repeater. Henry County EOC, Main tactical repeater.


D-Star repeater. operational


Club VHF simplex frequency. (where no repeater/or repeater down)


CARE Simplex ( on station work freq)


Club VHF D-Star simplex frequency.


Club UHF simplex frequency.


Club UHF D-star simplex frequency.


VHF national calling frequency.


UHF national calling frequency.


Auxiliary Georgia ARES/RACES net.

444.600+ (77.0)

National Weather Service SKYWARN link.


Data channel/metro wide

Metro Atlanta is picking a simplex frequency


Georgia ARES Simplex


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