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Hurricane IRENE 2011
GEM closely monitored the progress of Hurricane Irene. During suitable propagation conditions, the GEM webstream relayed the Hurricane Net on the amateur radio frequency 14.325MHz USB.
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTRE
The latest advisory and other information can be viewed at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Eye-witness accounts in the affected Caribbean Islands can be viewed at http://stormcarib.com/
If they continue to operate during the hurricane, various webcams on the Caribbean Islands may be viewed at http://www.caribbean-on-line.com/caribbean-web-cams/
Rockybay web cam is located at White Sound, Elbow Cay, Abaco Bahamas (26.5N, 077W)
The camera is facing roughly south. http://www.rockybay.com/
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA (includes sound!) http://www.earthcam.com/usa/southcarolina/myrtlebeach/
Long Beach, New York USA http://www.longbeachsurfcam.com/
Local broadcasters can give an insight into the current conditions in the affected locations. Here are some that stream live to the web (internet connectivity may go down during hurricanes).
Radio Turks & Caicos http://www.rtc107fm.com/2010/
Signal FM, Haiti http://www.signalfmhaiti.com/
ZNS Bahamas Broadcasting Corporation http://www.znsbahamas.com/
- The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
- The Eastern North Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th.