If you have a personal emergency or life is at stake, call 911 immediately.
If you receive a HyperReach alert, a severe weather warning, or other information about a potential disaster, please monitor the XWARN repeater 147.1650(+) (123.0 Hz tone). It is our official Greene County ARES alerting frequency. If an emergency net is active, listen to the net control station (NCS) for instructions. If the NCS calls for check-ins, do so. If not, monitor until NCS calls for reports or other info. If you have the information requested, then call NCS; otherwise, continue to monitor.
In an actual emergency, NCS may ask you to switch to the GCARES repeater 146.910(-) (no tone) or another repeater. Follow those instructions. If the HyperReach alert contains specific instructions, follow those. Reminder: During an emergency only relevant information should be shared. Only call NCS if you have a dangerous situation or a request for assistance to report; otherwise, monitor until called.
Click here for the XWARN Weather Net Information.
Click here for the GCARES Emergency Operation Plan.
Here are several sites that will help you prepare for an emergency/disaster. You can also check out the Document Center for additional recommendations.
Articles by GCARES EC Elizabeth Klinc
Disaster Preparedness: Make a Plan Today
Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness Info