RAYNET helps in flooding emergency

| March 6, 2020

North Humber RAYNET were recently activated during the widespread flooding that occurred on 27 February 2020 in Snaith, East Yorkshire.

A temporary control station was first established at the ‘washlands’ near the village of the East Cowick during the afternoon of the 26th, with 13 members attending the developing situation over three days.

Members were positioned at vehicle check points, flooded roads and worked alongside Yorkshire 4×4 Response vehicles as well as being co-located in the local town council emergency control centre and Bronze Command.

Most of the radio traffic was carried over 144MHz, with some on 70MHz.

A VHF/UHF talk-through was located in a vehicle outside Snaith Fire Station to provide local access and an increased range as the 4G mobile phone coverage was patchy in some areas and there were issues with access at times.

The group were finally stood down late in the evening of Saturday, 29 February 2020 as the flooding and the situation stabilised.

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