St. Louis County R.A.C.E.S. and SKYWARN
"Taking the County by storm."
Links and Program News
Tornado Safety Guide (another great link from Steve Krebel KC9ELZ - thanks Steve!)
USGS Emergency Operations (many thanks to Steve Krebel KC9ELZ for this GREAT link!)
National Information Earthquake Center
Links are provided to these sites because they may contain related information of interest to you or useful research material. These links do not constitute an endorsement by St. Louis County R.A.C.E.S. / SKYWARN of any information, products, or services on these sites.
CHECK-IN to the Monthly
RACES & SKYWARN NETS!
FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7PM
The RACES/SKYWARN activation decode tones are tested at the
commencement of the net.
This is a SKYWARN Net; RACES participants are welcome. Guests are welcome; listen to the latest in training information and RACES / SKYWARN News; check your radios – be prepared for severe weather and RACES activations!
Severe weather observation training "taking the region by storm"!
For information on these programs, email email@example.com
or check for details here, on our internet site.
More than just a spotter class - information that could save your life!
St. Louis County Police R.A.C.E.S./SKYWARN, Since 1955
Severe weather can strike throughout the year - even in the winter!
Please consider the actions you would take in an actual tornado warning, if at home, at work, at school, or in your car. Practice those actions as appropriate. Find that “safe spot” and have a battery powered radio and flashlight there.
All schools should have a tone-alert weather radio! DO NOT rely on telephone notification, cellular phones, opening windows to hear sirens, or commercial radio/television for notification of severe weather.
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A TONE-ALERT WEATHER RADIO!
Safe areas include basements (under sturdy furniture), interior hallways, bathrooms, closets, and stay away from exterior walls that face the west and south. Abandon vehicles and mobile homes for more substantial shelter. Most fatalities occur in vehicles and mobile homes. Monitor St. Louis County severe weather nets on 146.940 Mhz. (backup is 147.360 Mhz.) Cellular phones should not be relied-upon for reliable communications in a severe weather situation.
Developing a R.A.C.E.S. Program
Inquiries have been received about the absence of locally managed Radio Amateur Civil Emergency (R.A.C.E.S.) amateur radio programs across the region and the state. Among the numerous advantages to such programs are local control and management, appointment of program supervisors, and an amateur radio assistance program that can be tailored to local needs and requirements. Typically local public safety and emergency management agencies manage such programs, set policies, determine training requirements, and integrate them into local emergency management plans.
If you are interested in creating such a program, we may be able to assist. Please contact us for inquiries, additional information, and guidance. The St. Louis County R.A.C.E.S. program has been serving St. Louis County since 1955.
The St. Louis County RACES/SKYWARN
Weather Reference Compact Disc!
CONTINUES for 2010 - 2011!
With your mailing of the training certificate and weather observer reference card, you will also receive, at absolutely no charge, the Weather Reference compact disc “CD”.
The Weather Reference “CD” is a compilation of weather brochures, manuals and other items that are either no longer available in print, or too expensive to print. A partial list of items on the CD includes:
The Basic SKYWARN Manual
The Advanced SKYWARN Manual
Red Cross Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, & Lightning brochure
FEMA N.I.M.S. classes 100 and 700
“Are You Ready”
Cloud Identification Chart
Brochures on Winter Storms, Heatwaves, Floods,
Coaches Guide to Lightning Safety, and much more!
The contents of the “CD” may be viewed and/or printed on most any computer, or at a local library computer. One per family will be mailed with your certificate and observer reference card. This is another quality training aid provided only by the St. Louis County RACES & SKYWARN Programs to class participants!
One more great reason to attend a St. Louis County SKYWARN class!
St. Louis County Police R.A.C.E.S / SKYWARN