“When Disaster Strikes!” Class

Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00-2:30 pm, Caldwell Senior Center

The Senior Center is for older adults age 60 and better and their spouses.  For more information, call 758-2883 or email office@caldwellseniorcenter.org

Caldwell County is susceptible to many hazards including tornadoes, floods, winter storms, earthquakes, wildfires, power outages, and hazardous material spills. On June 21 at 1:00 join us at the Caldwell Senior Center to learn some basic disaster planning skills from volunteers of the Caldwell County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). You will learn:

  • What you need to keep you safe in an emergency,
  • What documents are critical and how to store them, and
  • What to take with you to an emergency shelter.
  • You will receive items to start your emergency kit.

 

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Amateur Radio Field Day 2019 – Redwood Park Hudson – June 22-23

This is a message from Lenoir Amateur Radio Club inviting you to the 2019 Field Day.

“Local amateur radio operators are a critical support group for Caldwell County.  In addition to providing communications support for many community activities, such as cycle races and runs, these unpaid volunteers support the emergency communications needs of Caldwell County Emergency Management during disasters and other emergency situations. The local radio club also provides three large footprint radio repeaters for public use where emergency information is broadcast and citizens are able to communicate with the outside world when other means fail.

Once a year, the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club and area radio operators gather in a public location to demonstrate emergency communications capabilities and disaster readiness.  This year’s event will be held at Redwood Park, 470 Redwood St, Hudson, for a 24-hour period beginning at 2 PM, Saturday, June 22 until 2 PM, Sunday, June 25.  During this 24-hour period, over 40,000 radio operators in the US and Canada will be operating entirely on emergency power using all modes of communication—Morse code, VHF, UHF, HF and digital.

I cordially invite you to come by Redwood Park in Hudson to see for yourself the dedication of the unique group of local citizens.  Additionally, you can sit down at one of the radio stations and “get on the air” and make a few contacts with others in the state, nationally or worldwide.  I hope you will plan to join us.”

Thomas Land KA4HKK, President

Lenoir Amateur Radio Club

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