Subject: Anyone here in NOLA?
From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf at siconic.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:50:03 -0700 (PDT)
To: Classic Computers Mailing List <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
I hope and pray that no one here got stuck in the nightmare that is
unfolding in the South. This is a calamity of Biblical proportions, and
something I'd only wish on people that I truly hate.
Being an active ham I sometimes work the traffic nets on VHF. For a disaster
of this magnitude and local comms bing munged badly that amounts to handling
"health and welfare" traffic either originating here in MA or desitined for
down there from here. There are more local to that area hams active in
establishing local comms so that messages can move in and out of the area
as well as local coordination of agencies (FEMA, Local gov., Red Cross,
Salvation Army and others.).
I happen to have traveled to the hardest hit area a few years ago and
as it is none of the known landmarks are standing. This will leave
a lasting effect greater than Camile did many years ago.