The Substances of Sea tempests

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The Realities of Hurricanes Robert D Macedo Director of Operations of the VoIP Hurricane Net ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator Web: www.voipwx.net Email: kd1cy@voipwx.net Slides gave and intensely utilized from NWS Taunton Massachusetts Realities of New England Hurricanes Power Point Presentation. Extraordinary because of KB1GHX-Glenn Field, NWS Taunton Warning Coordination Meteorologist for giving this presentation.

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Nature's Awesome Power! Tropical storm Isabel – September 2003

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Objectives What makes a dynamic sea tempest season? What are the essential climate dangers we should be set up for?

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So what makes a dynamic season?

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Critical part: Sea Temps!

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Warm ocean temps = more prominent potential

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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS Before a tempest debilitates When a tempest undermines Weather data sources Clues to an expanding risk Concluding considerations

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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS BEFORE A HURRICANE THREATENS Have a tempest readiness arrange (pontoon proprietors and property holders) Means to know whether a tempest undermines Know strategies/methodology of where vessel is moored Know choices: Haul watercraft out of water? Secure set up? Move to more secure mooring and secure? Do you have to empty home? Where might you go? What amount of time to arrive? In the event that setting off to a sanctuary, pet courses of action? Prepared access to protection approaches for pontoon and home Know scope confines and have pictures of watercraft Know how to achieve guarantee operators

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PRE SEASON BOATER CHECKLIST Check scratch telephone numbers (marina, protection specialist, and so forth.) Coordinated your tempest readiness arrange with overseer/marina Batteries completely charged Cleats checked Chafe adapt put away/marked Sufficient line Suitable stays Bilge pumps, if material Hatches water tight Moorings Inspected Adequate for potential storm surge, wind and waves Hurricane Bob (August 19, 1991)

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PREPAREDNESS FOR THE COASTAL HOMEOWNER Find out on the off chance that you are in a potential departure zone or not If might need to empty, know where to go and how to arrive Have shades or plywood close by, if may need to ensure windows Know electrical, water, gas stop valves Review working state of crisis gear – including spotlights and battery fueled radios Have reserve of non-perishable sustenance and water

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COASTAL HOME PREPAREDNESS Board up windows if supported wind paces may achieve 60 mph or more noteworthy Use storm screens or plywood Install effectively to maintain a strategic distance from these things getting to be rockets Do not tape windows

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WHEN CONSTRUCTING ON THE COAST Hurricane cuts Hurricane straps

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IMPLICATIONS FOR SKYSCRAPERS

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Monitor climate improvements Put your arrangement enthusiastically Allow time cradle – recall major New England typhoons quicken and may arrive hours sooner than determined WHEN A HURRICANE THREATENS

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Boat may not be just thing you have to move! At the point when storm undermines, recollect likewise to: Secure conceivably unsafe things, for example, propane tanks Collect/store free questions, for example, garden furniture, junk jars, and so forth. Block windows and entryways if presented to high winds (5/8" thick plywood)

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OTHER PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS WHEN HURRICANE THREATENS Check supply of batteries Never utilize candles Check supply of nonperishable nourishment and water Fill-up with gas and cash Gas pumps and ATMs depend on power Check therapeutic remedies Make beyond any doubt you don't have to clear Turn icebox to coldest setting Help your neighbors Including proprietors of pontoons encompassing yours One awful mooring can mean debacle for some

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AND HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS ashore and ocean For watercraft proprietors, one awful mooring can mean catastrophe for some

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKING AS A TEAM Tropical Prediction Center Coordinates with nearby Weather Forecast Offices Coordinates with crisis administrators and media on national level Issues official estimate track Local Weather Forecast Offices Across the US Coordinates with crisis directors and media in their County Warning Area. Concentrates on dangers at the neighborhood/local level.

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Tropical Prediction Center meteorologists are the "pros" Weather Forecast Office meteorologists are the "general professionals" NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

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WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCES Internet www.weather.gov Click on region on guide that you live in for data from your nearby office. NOAA Weather Radio Coast Guard transmissions Commercial sources

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TROPICAL CYCLONE DEFINITIONS TROPICAL DEPRESSION – Organized framework with greatest supported winds under 34 ties (39 mph) TROPICAL STORM – Well characterized course with most extreme managed winds 34 – 63 hitches (39 to 73 mph) HURRICANE – Sustained winds of 64 bunches (74 mph) or higher

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HURRICANE CATEGORIES Saffir-Simpson Scale Category 1 – maintained winds 74 to 95 mph Edouard in 1996 (Labor Day Weekend) Gloria in 1985 Category 2 – supported winds 96 to 110 mph Bob in August 1991 Category 3 – managed winds 111 to 130 mph 1938 Hurricane, 1944 Hurricane, Carol (1954), Edna (1954) Category 4 – managed winds 131 to 155 mph Hugo (1989) Category 5 – managed winds > 155 mph 1935 Keys Hurricane, Camille (1969), Andrew (1992)

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Key on approach of first typhoon drive squalls – not the eye!

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ALLOW FOR FORECAST ERROR!

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SITUATIONAL AWARENESS?

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Do not consider remaining with your pontoon amid a typhoon or tropical storm … unless you claim an extensive vessel and plan to put out to ocean

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CONCLUDING THOUGHTS History provides us some insight into what can happen, yet our experience can delude

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While we ought to appreciate the huge excellence of our coastline…

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Natural Calamity Strikes At About The Time When One Forgets Its Terror! ...Japanese Proverb

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Future Presentations For the March VoIP Hurricane Net Presentation, we will concentrate on reporting criteria and data that we'd get a kick out of the chance to pass on the net and the net's part in supporting the National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station WX4NHC. For the April VoIP Hurricane Net, we will audit the National Hurricane Conference and the net's inclusion in that meeting.

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Thank you! Victimize Macedo (KD1CY) Web: www.voipwx.net Email: kd1cy@voipwx.net Director of Operations of the VoIP Hurricane Net ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator Hurricane Isabel – September 2003

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