[AARA] AARA Tuesday June 19th. FD Bulletin

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Tue Jun 19 09:10:45 EDT 2012

This is part of the Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (AARA) 
Field Day Event. More bulletins to follow. This year our FD is more or 
less geared on emergency communications. We invite anyone hams or 
non-hams to visit our FD event as soon as the location is announced.

Glen Thibodeaux KF5FNP
AARA Field Day Chairperson
kf5fnp at cox.net


Tuesday June 19th.

People start trying to move back into the affected areas, but are 
stopped in Acadia and St. Landry Parishes. There is no fuel available 
for the people to return to the shelters in North Louisiana and Texas, 
so the Red Cross opens shelters in Acadia and St. Landry Parishes. AARA 
is asked to provide a communications link between the newly opened 
shelters and the HEALTH & WELFARE NET. After reports of looting in 
downtown Lafayette, the LANG is sent in to assist Lafayette police and 
Sheriff's officers. Damage is widespread. There is no cell phone, land 
line, or internet service in the affected area. Request for federal 
assistance has been made by the State of Louisiana, the reply from 
Washington is " there will be no federal assistance arriving in 
Louisiana until after hurricane BOHICA moves out of the area". It could 
be 10 days to 2 weeks before help arrives. Conditions at area hospitals 
worsen. The Backup generators at 2 of the area hospitals have failed.

NHC - Has upgraded BOHICA(Bend Over Here It Comes Again) to a CAT 3 and 
still following the same path as Kaboudreaux. Conditions are favorable 
for strengthen.

DHS -- SAR drone locates disaster evaluation team. Two medivac choppers 
were sent to the accident site on I-49. Fortunately the 8 man team was 
just a little banged up when the van they were riding in swerved into 
the median and rolled over. Everyone but the driver was asleep at the 
time. The driver said he swerved to miss a man heading North with a 
chicken on each shoulder, in the purple raincoat with the pointy hat 
made of duck tape on the horse with the gold socks. The driver is 
currently restrained, drugged, and in the psych ward, the remainder of 
the team is being redeployed.

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