Category: ARES

York County Emergency Management Open House

The York County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting an open house for public officials, local emergency directors, first responders, public works employees, water & sewer district representatives, and CART volunteers. York County EMA will be displaying equipment and capabilities as well as demonstrating EMA activities. EOC Operations Preparedness Disaster Kit HAZMAT Team CART Team …

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York County ARES Participates At Harborfest

York County ARES participated at and operated from Harborfest in Wells, Maine on Saturday, July 29. Jason W1WDW brought the ARES MCV down to deploy and operate HF on emergency power.  Several contacts were made including a PSK31 contact to Hungary. York County Emergency Management also deployed their Command One truck for demonstration. Dave AA1LO, …

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York County ARES Meeting and Training

The next meeting of York County ARES will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6pm at the York County EMA in Alfred. 

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SKYWARN: Flood Watch – York & Cumberland Counties

York County ARES is activated at the request of the NWS in Gray. A Flood Watch is in effect until 8pm Friday evening for York and Cumberland counties. Heavy rains combined with snow melt could result in street and river flooding and people should be alert for rising waters. No net is expected at this …

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SKYWARN – BLIZZARD WARNING

All Stations: A Blizzard Warning has been issued for the county effective Tuesday at 7am until Wednesday at 5am.

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SKYWARN – Winter Storm Watch

All YCARES Members: The NWS has requested activation of SKYWARN for the upcoming storm. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for our area and will likely be upgraded to a warning sometime tomorrow. Spotters are encouraged to monitor the daily HWO from NWSGray and activate as necessary. Snowfall amounts and damage reports should be …

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Some Changes

Due to recent issues that have come to light, I have started work on updating some things within the group.

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ARES Level 1 Status – Alert

York County ARES has been notified of a partial EMA activation. This does not mean ARES has been or will be activated, however stations should consider this a level 1 (alert) status and prepare accordingly. Any stations that are available to staff positions in the event of a full activation please contact me by email. …

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