RAYNET active in extreme weather

| March 9, 2018

RAYNET groups around the country were activated during the heavy snowfall last weekend.

Cardiff and District RAYNET were called in to assist with the transportation of key personnel, such as community care workers, as well as assisting stranded motorists to reach safety.

Lothian and Fife RAYNET groups provided a communications net for the local 4×4 response group, passing over 800 messages during their 65 hours of continuous operation.

Glasgow and Clyde RAYNET assisted Scotserve, a voluntary medical response group, who were transferring staff to and from the children’s hospital in Glasgow, by giving them updates on local road conditions.

In West Devon, a network was set up on the usual frequency with 12 operators responding and available within 40 minutes.

Virtually all the rest of the group came online within a further 30 minutes.

Cornwall Group linked up with them within this time to give a good continuous cover either side of the River Tamar in Devon and Cornwall, plus the three operators already covering North Devon.

Kent County RAYNET members with 4x4s turned their hand to transport as the County Emergency Centre sought help for stranded health and care workers.

Altogether, they drove a total of 350 miles ferrying district nurses and care home staff around Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and the Isle of Sheppey.

Further details on RAYNET’s activities and how to join can be found at www.raynet-uk.net.

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