We are all watching the news of Hurricane Gustav. I am a ham radio
operator with a keen interest in emergency communications. I have taken
several courses and participated in several training events since
January 2002 when I first obtained my license. We can all hope that the
lessons of Katrina will be heeded. My state, the State of Oklahoma, is
on standby. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service groups in three regions
are on standby for disaster relief. Several locations within Oklahoma
are prepared to receive evacuees. Oklahoma City has already started
receiving patients from target zone hospitals and surrounding areas.
Gustav has strengthened to a Category 4, one more category stronger than
Katrina and some forecasts indicate a possible flirtation with category
5. The Federal Government has already sent money and aid to New Orleans.
My only hope is the storm will not hit somewhere else and leave other
folks in a lurch because all the aid is in New Orleans.
Sticking Up For Our Constitution
4 years ago