Niet alleen in Texas zijn overstromingen, maar ook in India
More heavy rain in Western India
Monsoon rains hit early on Tuesday August 29 causing flooding in the
Mumbai and Pune areas with immediate action by local HAMS helping out
during the adverse weather.
All traffic was disrupted, even local trains and buses were submerged
and unable to move. Children stranded in a school were left hungry and
the electricity also went off.
Satish Shah VU2SVS and Ankur Puranik VU2AXN and 50 HAMS involved
arranging food and power for the school. The HAMs of Mumbai were in
touch with each other, even those who don’t have a VHF transceiver. The
‘ZELLO app’ was used to connect those without suitable radio equipment
to interface with a VHF HAM radio frequency.
Many workers were stranded in their offices or at railway stations until
midnight. Looking after the central railway in Mumbai were the Bharat
Scouts & Guides that had undergone previous disaster communication
The recent rain is likely to remain for a while, with schools and
offices closed. All the HAMs are kept on alert by government and local
bodies should their communications be needed.
– Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications
Committee with Jayu S. Bhide VU2JAU National Coordinator for Disaster
Communication in India