Missouri Section Activity Report – July 2014

The Section was active in July putting in more than 2100 man-hours to various ARES functions. Besides 258 drills and training opportunities, the Section had 15 public service events and 12 emergency ops reported this month.

District A reported lots of activity including Bates Co. working on Mobile Communications Units, Carroll Co. members supervising the installation of a MOSWIN in the emergency communications room at CCMH hospital, and Jackson Co. participating in a Red Cross disaster assessment course.

District B held a small SET with Macon and Adair Counties that went well. District D reported doing two exercises. Carter Co., in District D continued to support the Pikes Creek Flood Event. As you can read, ARES is active in our Section. Keep up the great work and support of your served agencies.

Below is the summary of activity for the month of July:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR :        

JUL

2014       SECTION  

YR to DATE

DISTRICT

A

B C D E F G H I TOTAL  

TOTAL

# Counties

13

16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115  

 

# Reporting

8

7 5 10 7 1 3 2 4

47

   
# Members

288

115 298 239 77 86 39 31 133

1306

   
Plus / Minus

5

1 3 8 -2 0 2 0 0 17

 

 
# Training Drills

55

28 47 77 17 5 11 8 10 258  

1612

Hours

431

142.5 438 729 24 5.3 49 13 14 1845.75  

13292.82

# Public Svc

1

1 0 11 0 0 1 1 0 15  

183.5

Hours

18

5 0 184 0 0 6 16 0 229  

1605

# Emer Ops

3

0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 12  

102

Hours

21

0 0 62 0 0 12 0 0 95  

1383.2

# Total Ops

59

29 47 96 17 5 13 9 10 285  

1838

Total Hours

470

147.5 438 975 24 5.3 67 29 14 2169.75  

16281.02

 

Thanks to all of the Section members that contributed your valuable time to supporting these activities.

Remember that October is Simulated Emergency Test month. Start planning your exercise now.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC

Missouri Section Activity Report – June 2014

June has been a busy month with participation in Field Day and Capstone 2014. Districts A, C, and F reported participation in Capstone 2014 exercise. All Districts had participation in Field Day. The Lebanon Club didn’t hold Field Day this year as their site was preempted by a funeral for a Sheriff’s Deputy and they participated in communications, planning and traffic control for the funeral. Sometimes more important things come first. Good job, Lebanon. Severe weather continues to demand attention by many Districts and June was no exception. As summer heats up, I am sure we will be seeing more severe weather and flooding.

The activity report for Missouri Section is below.

Have a safe summer & 73,

Jeff KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

 

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : JUN 2014 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 6 7 6 11 9 1 2 2 4 48
# Members 283 114 295 231 79 86 37 31 133 1289
Plus / Minus -4 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
# Training Drills 33 24 43 71 36 5 7 13 9 241 1354
Hours 560 756.1 479 958 100 151.5 7 139 92 3242.55 11447.07
# Public Svc 0 0 1 23 1 0 49.5 0 1 75.5 168.5
Hours 0 0 16 234 1 0 0 0 20 271 1376
# Emer Ops 5 0 2 9 0 0 3 1 0 20 90
Hours 36 0 15 103 0 0 72 20 0 246 1288.2
# Total Ops 38 24 46 103 37 5 0 14 10 277 1553
Total Hours 596 756.1 510 1295 101 151.5 79 159 112 3759.55 14111.27

Missouri Section Activity Report – May 2014

May was an active weather month in District A. Ray County reports a tornado in Orrick, MO. on May 10th that did significant damage in the town. Ray County Amateur Radio Emergency Services team was activated to respond to the cleanup efforts in Orrick. Richmond, Hardin, and Norborne, MO. also had power outages but no significant damage. Storm spotters captured the tornado on video which is posted on Youtube.com under Orrick Tornado. Great job by all involved in this severe weather incident.

Here are the activity numbers for the month of May.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : MAY 2014 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 9 6 6 11 10 2 3 2 4 53
# Members 287 114 290 231 0 86 37 31 133 1209
Plus / Minus -30 0 0 -5 0 0 0 0 -2 -37
# Training Drills 52 30 43 58 0 4 14 6 8 215 1113
Hours 467 71.5 406.4 661 0 4.3 58 19 11 1698.2 8204.52
# Public Svc 0 0 1 15 0 0 3 0 0 19 93
Hours 0 0 56 115 0 0 46 0 0 217 1105
# Emer Ops 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 13 70
Hours 27 20 46.2 6 0 0 19 0 12 130.2 1042.2
# Total Ops 55 32 46 74 0 4 19 6 11 247 1276
Total Hours 494 91.5 508.6 782 0 4.3 123 19 23 2045.4 10351.72

Missouri Section Activity Report – April 2014

April has been severe weather month so far with 42 emergency operations reported by the districts with 725 manhours contributed. Districts A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & I all reported emergency operations in support of severe weather and Skywarn weather spotting activity.

District A reports that Northland, Jackson & Johnson Co. ARES groups had info booths and displays at the Ararat Shrine Hambash hamfest. District D still has ARES members deployed in support of CERT teams in Oklahoma.

St. Louis County and St. Louis City ARES have been merged into the St. Louis Metro ARES. This merger creates a more efficient organization to support the metro area and both the St. Louis City and County EOCs. Steven Wooten, KC0QMU remains as EC for Metro ARES.

Appointments in the month of April:

 District E:

Bob Gosnell, N0DAN –  EC for Stoddard County

Mark Hastings, KC0SHD  – EC for Butler County

Curtis Roach, WB4NMG – EC for Dunklin County

Ernie Childs, W0RMS – EC for Cape Girardeau County

DanRussell, KD0IXM – AEC for Cape Girardeau County

Barry Doyle, AC0WL, AEC for Cape Girardeau County.

Section Activity Report follows:

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : APR 2014 SECTION YR to DATE
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 9 7 6 8 11 2 3 2 4 52
# Members 317 114 290 236 78 86 37 31 135 1324
Plus / Minus -5 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
# Training Drills 59 19 46 51 2 8 12 7 9 213 898
Hours 417 66.15 436 456 124 35.7 50 25.5 13 1623.35 6506.32
# Public Svc 4 0 2 9 0 0 3 1 0 19 74
Hours 127 0 15 45 0 0 25 28 0 240 888
# Emer Ops 16 1 5 11 3 1 2 0 3 42 57
Hours 307 3 168 102 28 5 19 0 93 725 912
# Total Ops 79 20 53 71 5 9 17 8 12 274 1029
Total Hours 851 69.15 619 603 152 40.7 94 53.5 106 2588.35 8306.32

I want thank all of the ARES personnel and the leadership for the continued support of your local organizations and the Skywarn programs. NWS depends on our reporting of “Ground Truth” during severe weather events.  Remember to have a safety plan to protect yourself when weather spotting. Ending up as part of the statisics is not one of our goals.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Missouri Section EC