seahawkjd wrote:MissKandi wrote:southerngale wrote:Ever heard of the app Zello? I hadn't, but it was praised by the Cajun Navy on Fox News this morning as one of the resources they use to rescue people who need rescuing. I just joined. You can text comments or speak, but voice should only be used for emergencies and rescue information.
I've already heard many requests for rescue, including 2 kids from a fallen tree, another man from a fallen tree, a lady saying she hasn't been able to reach family (friends?) in hours after they said water was approaching their house, and multiple flooding requests.
Zello is a godsend in these situations. Many groups out there working SAR right now.
Yes I was fortunate enough to be able to help them a bit with dispatch and Zello was amazing. I've started suggesting it to any groups that need a good radio / walkie talkie type system on the fly.
In conditions this harsh, nobody should be out there who isn't a trained professional. Plenty of USAR Task Forces in the area...unlike Harvey, this isn't a manpower issue, it's an access issue. Once the winds begin to lighten up, local EOCs will deploy every available resource into the hot zone. If first responders don't think its safe, its not safe.
Wilmington getting pulverized right now...100mph gust recorded in Wilmington.