Earthquake – Please Be Safe

To our fellow hams and family members:

Thanks for the efforts over the last few days.  We’ve all been impacted here one way or another.  I hope that you are all safe and managing to put the pieces back together as mother nature continues to test us with the shaking reminders of who is in charge every few minutes.

Please, continue to be vigilant about the safety of you, your families, and your neighbors.  Watch out for those road closures.  Be wary and careful of any damaged infrastructure you might come across, and watch our for unexpected hazards even in your homes.

We’ve got many lessons learned from this event already, so there will be many calls for assistance and action once the dust starts to settle.  If you live in the Anchorage area and haven’t registered for Anchorage ARES, please do so.  By doing so, it will help us keep you informed about any training opportunities and other needs.  We are in dire need of folks to help build teams for many served agencies.  Check out “ARES” from the main page of our website and you should easily find a link to register.  Click here for a quick link to help you register.

All this said, please, for right now, just be safe.  It looks like our critical infrastructure survived, and emergency responders and private industry has done a pretty darn good job of trying to help our community get back on its feet.

73,

Kent Petty, KL5T
Anchorage DEC
ARES