In the event of severe weather, the Madison County Emergency Management
Agency Communications Division (made up of Amateur Radio and RACES
members) holds a severe weather net on 146.820. This frequency can
be picked up on nearly all radio scanners in service today. Anyone
is welcome to monitor this frequency in the event of severe weather.
Madison County Stormnet
goes through several stages of activation:
weather is possible through the day. The frequency will
periodically say "Storm Watch" or "Tornado Watch" to encourage members
of the Communications Division to monitor the frequency and prepare to
be dispatched in the event of severe weather.
weather is approaching Madison County. A net control station will
activate the net and all available Communications Division members will
check-in and indicate their level of availability (A1 - Available for
immediate dispatch, A2 - Available for dispatch shortly, A3 - Assisting
from home and unavailable to be dispatched, A4 - Currently assisting at
the Emergency Operations Center).
Communications Division members have been dispatched to designated
observation points in the county.
will use a designation (i.e. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, etc) to
communicate the point to which they were assigned. These
pre-determined locations are picked to maximize the ability of our
spotters to cover the county while having excellent visibility.
The following map will help those listening to our net in knowing where
the observations are being reported.