CARES AUXCOMM Set (Simulated Emergency Test) – Operation Tsunami 2018

January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service Clubhouse
116 Reservation Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Van Rowe (KM4KBS)
CARES AUXCOMM Set (Simulated Emergency Test) - Operation Tsunami 2018 @ Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service Clubhouse | Chesapeake | Virginia | United States

CARES has registered to operate as a Ham Radio Station for this AUXCOMM Simulated Emergency Test event from the CARS clubhouse from 8am-2pm on January 27th, 2018.

This information is for a Simulated Emergency Test and not an actual emergency!

This communications exercise is based on a simulated tsunami originating from a massive landslide in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa.  A simulated wave will track to the east coast of America within 10 hours.  This wave will be 40 to 46 feet high at low tide.  It will rush inland covering everything below 50 feet above sea level.  In this simulation, stations above 50 above sea level will be supporting those stations still on the air after impact in the lower coastal areas.  The first two hours of the drill will be simulating pre-impact and the last four hours of the exercise will simulate responding to rescue, sheltering, feeding and “Safe and Well” traffic.

Agencies: The drill will includes such agencies as the National Weather Service with their Skywarn program, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, county and city emergency groups such as E-911, rescue squads, search and rescue groups, fire departments, and hospitals. Volunteer agencies such as Red Cross, Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, CERT groups, and VOID etc may elect to participate.
Amateur Radio groups:
Groups that may wish to participate is any group or an individual that feel they can profit from participation and may include RACES, Skywarn, ARES, clubs, hospital communications support groups or associations, etc.  

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