Saturday, February 28, 2009

February Month End Report

This was an active month. N9YNF and I went to an EMA planning event concerning the New Madrid and Wabash Valley faults. The purpose was to look at the current plans and start the process of making adjustments to some of the items.

We also had an ARES activation by the Vigo County EMA after heavy rain and localized flooding. Vigo County ARES assisted in reporting flood conditions from around the area both the the EMA and to the NWS. We set up a base at the EMA office and were in constant contact with the Director, the Vigo County Sheriff s Department, and Illiana Skywarn. More than 4 inches of rain fell in 24 hours in some parts of the area, which is the most since the floods of June 2008. No one was injured but there was some property damage and a few swift water rescues.

WVARA News and Information

Storm Prediction Center Tornado/Severe Thunderstorm Watches

National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

Vigo County ARES