New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service

Some of Our Activities During & After 'Hurricane Sandy'

Updated 7 NOV 2012

  • Some of our members conducted communications at shelters in NYC
  • Some of our members are active as Red Cross logistics volunteers in NYC
  • Some of our members are active as NYC Medical Reserve Corp at OEM shelters
  • Continue to be a point of real-time information to the public through Twitter - assisted with obtaining help for persons in buildings on several occasions
  • Assisted with communications for mobile transportation of goods to disaster zone
  • Participating in Military Auxiliary Radio System regional nets
    The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is a United States Department of Defense sponsored program, established as a separately managed and operated program by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force. The program is a civilian auxiliary consisting primarily of licensed amateur radio operators who are interested in assisting the military with communications on a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal communications. MARS has a long history of providing worldwide auxiliary emergency communications during times of need.
  • Relaying status reports for the ERC-Eastern USA nets on 40 meters
  • Collecting local weather reports from members around the area on VHF nets
  • Providing real-time answers to questions from citizens via Social Media
  • Making on-the-ground observations in our communities and reporting conditions

National Weather Service (NYC)
NYC Mayor
NY State Governor
FEMA Region II
American Red Cross NY
American Red Cross Metro

Photo: Shelomo Alfassa, NYC-ARECS Public Information Officer with Greg Mocker, NY PIX 11 News Reporter. Alfassa was interviewed during hurricane Sandy on the corner of Avenue P and Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, as Coney Island was being inundated with seawater and the local police precinct was being evacuated.