October 11, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
At 4:30 PM the SCHEART system is returned to normal operational status. Hurricane Michael produced strong winds, heavy rains and some isolated flooding. Thanks to all amateur operators who checked in on the Healthcare net and to those who provided reports to the SEOC during the event.
October 10, 2018 @ 08:00 PM
The SCHEART Statewide analog link is being established at 08:00 PM at the request of the ARRL SEC in possible support for Hurricane Michael’s arrival tonight. Net management will revert to SCEMD at 07:00 on October 11th.
October 10, 2018 @12:30 PM
Hurricane Michael is starting to impact parts of South Carolina as outer bands bring rain and increasing winds. The storm’s major impact will be felt early on Thursday with windy conditions and periods of heavy rain. The center track of the storm is projected for the midlands with 3 to 6 inches of rain. There is a possibility of tornadoes and power outages.
SCEMD will be monitoring the SCHEART network starting at 0700 Thursday morning and continuing through the day for damage reporting around the state. ARES/RACES members should monitor their local Tactical Frequencies and SCHEART through the day.
The normal SCHEART Healthcare net will take place at 0900. This will be an abbreviated net targeted to healthcare facilities and agencies. Operators who support these facilities and members of PHRC are encouraged to check in. General amateur check ins will not be taken during the net.
After the net, SCEMD will reconfigure the SCHEART system to allow for statewide monitoring of conditions and receiving damage reports until the threat passes.