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  • Disruptive storm coming
    Disruptive storm coming
    Last updated on December 10, 2014 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink

    As most of you have probably heard by now there is a major storm approaching from the west which is
    expected to hit land later this evening (Wednesday) and run through Thursday into Friday. There are
    very high winds and large amounts of rainfall expected to hit in a relatively short period of time.

    Since CARLA’s primary purpose is to provide a back-up communications resource for different
    agencies, departments & support groups we ask that everyone please be cognizant of the need to keep
    your conversations to a minimum and leave the network available for use by those that need to
    monitor and rely on it.

    Some local, regional and state EOC’s (Emergency Operating Centers) will be monitoring various CARLA
    repeaters (in addition to many other channels) during their activations and the less non-critical
    radio traffic to distract them the better.

    Expect that there will be numerous power outages some of which will undoubtedly affect a few of our
    sites subsequently effecting back-up battery and/or generator operation. Again, it is imperative
    that everyone remains aware of this and not tie up the network or power reserves. It has also been
    observed that one of solar sites (CARLA 6/36) has been going off line sometime at night and
    restoring in the late morning.

    Some people may not get this message or see the website and will be unaware of what’s going on. If
    you come across a situation like this on the air, please politely let them know of our wishes.

    Thanks for your cooperation and stay safe.