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Comment by Janet Liebsch on May 8, 2017 at 3:39pm

Thanks Bob and welcome to the group Theodore!


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Comment by Bob Allard on May 6, 2017 at 10:27am

It is always a good idea to know where you are going in case of a disaster of any sort, good reading.

Comment by Theodore Argyratos on May 5, 2017 at 4:22pm

Thanks very much about acceptance in this group!!!

Comment by Dena McClure on May 28, 2016 at 2:44pm
I really agree with this article and our team at JWSevereWeather will be actively monitoring this season. We are currently staying busy in Tornado Alley where the team has over the past six weeks intercepted lots of tornadoes, hail cores to include our most recent and proudest accomplishment and that's the launch of our 360fly camera probe and having a tornado go directly over it in Chapman KS a few days ago. This was never done before and a big success for the team. I myself will be going out again June 11th thru 18th with fellow chasemates Ethan Mulnix and Olivia Cyman to The Plains to chase yet again. Our IRT program is doing well with follow up training in September for all of us by our very own Brian Wilson, Vice President, IRT Operations. Highland Park Fire Dept, IL. We are looking forward to hurricane season and educating the public just as we do for tornado season. Several of our members have conducted severe weather awareness and tornado safety at schools as well as my boss Jesse Walters. I myself have conducted them at the VA Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Safety and public awareness is important to us. We look forward to future posts for the upcoming hurricane season. Thank you so much Janet for a great article.

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Comment by Janet Liebsch on November 24, 2015 at 6:52am

thanks Dena and yes - please share all you can and let us know if you'd like us to setup a special group and/or discussion on stormchasing. :) And thank you for all you do out there

Comment by Dena McClure on November 23, 2015 at 2:53pm
What an awesome group!! I belong to JWSevereweather and I have been to two EF3 disaster sites, two of my teammates captured the Pilger NE twins, two very strong EF4's not to mention countless other disaster sites. I look forward to sharing and learning from y'all experiences as well as opinions on set ups etc when arriving on site for our Immediate Response Team

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Comment by Jesse James Jessup on March 6, 2015 at 3:16pm

I'm glad this group is here.


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Comment by Officer Derek Tomlinson on January 25, 2013 at 9:30am

Nice group Janet. I'm looking forward to doing some postings here.

Comment by William Wetzel on February 14, 2012 at 6:05am

American Radio Relay League This is the oldest disaster relief organization that provides communications when all else fails.


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Comment by Janet Liebsch on July 10, 2011 at 4:54pm
Just swapped out video above -- footage was shot driving in Joplin in August 2010 and this group recently re-shot the same area. The difference is amazing. I can post this on a full discussion if needed.
 
 
 

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