The annual GEMA and EMA Hurricane Drill (HURREX) will be active May 14 (Monday), May 15 (Tuesday), and May 16 (Wednesday). This drill will simulate a major hurricane (Hurricane “Jerry”) striking the Georgia coast near Savannah which would require the evacuation of Savannah and coastal regions. The statewide ARES Net will be active during the drill in support of GEMA and local EMA’s and other served agencies, with the following planned schedule:
Monday, May 14. (Pre landfall of Hurricane) VHF and UHF and D-star systems active.
No planned Statewide ARES Net. 3975 kHz ”guarded” if necessary.
Tuesday, May 15. (Post landfall of Hurricane) Landfall will occur in morning hours.
9:30 A.M. Georgia ARES Net 3975 kHz active for ADMN and coordination purposes. All stations are asked to check in.
1:00 P.M. Georgia Traffic Net active on 7287.5 kHz to pass traffic going to Georgia coastal areas.
2:00 P.M. Georgia ARES Net active on 7275 kHz to be of assistance until 3:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. Georgia ARES Net active on 3975 kHz on standby for any traffic if needed until 5;30 P.M.
Wednesday, May 16. (Recovery and de-briefing)
9:30 A.M. The Georgia ARES Net will be active on 3975 kHz for any other traffic and de-briefing. The drill will conclude at 1:00 P.M.
All amateurs are encouraged to take part in this years’ HURREX Drill.
Charles Pennington, K4GK
ARES Net Manager
Section Traffic Manager