Thursday 6 August 2020 4:00 PM ET – The North Carolina MOVE team has completed their Hurricane Isaias deployment. The team supported a rural Red Cross shelter by providing Red Cross volunteers and the public with access to internet services. The Red Cross has closed this shelter to consolidate in a different location.
Thank you to Sara and Jay for volunteering their time and efforts to support this need. Also, Thank you to the many volunteers behind the scenes who supported this deployment.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020 – In addition to our efforts in North Carolina, David Sewell, MOVE volunteer, is currently deployed with the Red Cross in St Thomas and St Croix. He is there to help the community get equipped for the rest of the hurricane season by reprogramming radios and helping to install new satellite dishes and other Disaster IT capacity buildings. David states “it is reassuring to know how much the IEEE-USA/MOVE mission supports the Red Cross and vice-versa.”.
Tuesday 4 August 2020, 1:45 PM ET – The MOVE Truck is being deployed to Bertie County, NC where the communications infrastructure was damaged by Isaias last night (see article). Jay Diepenbrock, driver, and Sara Spencer will be travelling.
Monday, 3 August 2020, 11:15 PM ET – Hurricane Isaias became the first Atlantic hurricane to make landfall this evening (at approximately 11:10 pm ET) in Ocean Isle Beach, NC with sustained maximum wind speeds of 85 mph.
Monday, 3 August 2020, 2:00 PM ET – Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane in the Carolinas on tonight and will bring high winds, dangerous storm surge and flash flooding to most of the Eastern Seaboard over the next few days. Tornados are also a possibility.
MOVE is monitoring the situation and is ready to deploy if needed. Updates will be posted on this page.
Hurricane season started June 1st and ends November 30th. We are expecting an above-average season this year and the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic requires additional efforts and complications.