Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Harvey Continues to Batter Texas and Louisiana

Fellow Members –
Hurricane unprecedented disaster. This is a prime example of the importance of alerting all USPS members with FEMA announcements and Get Ready alerts as a result of our Citizens Corps Affiliate program. I urge you to contact your District Homeland Security and/or Liaison Officer for important updates they have received from me. These FEMA alerts I forward may provide valuable guidance in addition to the National Hurricane Center and other sources you may have. Know that USPS stands with you in this devastating tragedy.
Stay safe, Bill

P/R/C William E. Husted, SN
Homeland Security Team Leader
Public Affairs Committee
United States Power Squadrons

William E. Husted on 8/30/117 4:20 PM

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Validating Operation

The last message was posted several years ago. This is a test to see if this is still operational.

David L. Hinders on 8/29/117 3:08 PM

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Everyone knows that Super Storm Sandy virtually destroyed the Jersey Shore. Saying this, my 38 foot Sea Ray, Huff n Puff IV survived Sandy. She is located at the Atlantic Highlands municipal harbor on the Jersey Shore just down coast from Union Beach and across the bay from Staten Island, New York. What is most amazing, is other boats on hard stands around my boat were swept away or badly damaged. Some people told me that they saw a bearded guy with a long robe and staff walking away after the water receded, but that's a matter of conjecture.

My wife and I visited Puff as soon as we were permitted assuming the worst. We were astounded that Huff n Puff was just sitting there with only a small scratch on the swim platform. She had a matt of seaweed on her props, dirt on the swim platform, but no visible waterline mark on the hull. The first thing I asked myself was why did Puff survive? All I can say is that since this vessel has a hollow keel, Ozie and his very able yard crew made sure that, per Sea Ray's blocking instruction, all of the boat's stern weight is carried on the chines and not on the keel. Since I am a bit claustrophobic, I have them block it with at least 14 inches under the keel and periodically check that the weight if off the keel blocks. The 14 foot wave that came through the marina carried many boats, sail and power, off their stands or dropped them on their rudders and props. With all of Huff n Puff's weight on the chines, the kinetic time constant of the moving wave did not ove!
rcome the inertial static time constant of the boat's weight on its chines. Huff n Puff is a 1984 vintage boat built like a tank.

I must confess, I have a degree of survivor's guilt.

Tom Kesolits
Holmdel, New Jersey

Thomas J. Kesolits on 1/9/2013 6:32 AM

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guy & Nina Anastasio

Guy & Nina lost one tree initially, it fell on Nina\'s car - not a complete loss and it has already been repaired. Subsequently the snow took out a few more trees. They only lost electricity for three days - Guy says they are ususally the last to get power back. They thank Centerpoint Energy crews from Houston for the service!

Jean L. Hamilton on 11/20/2012 2:18 PM

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Chris Windeler in NJ

Chester, NJ, house has no power, water (I am On Well), heat. Do not expect power for a least a week 11/14/12. Have 5 large trees down and 3 telephone poles sheared off. Have moved to son\'s house with power and internet.
Shore house at Chadwick Beach Island can not be inspected because it is not accessible due to ocean broaching to the bay. It appears to be on its foundation but probably flooded from ariel photos.

Chris Windeler

Chris L. Windeler on 11/7/112 6:19 PM

Monday, November 05, 2012

Flo Smith

from Flo, Nov 5 afternoon:

Dry yes, cold yes, no power yes! I finally went to work today and can get to my email.

Jean L. Hamilton on 11/5/2012 1:22 PM

Earl Schofield - Gales Ferry Marina

from Earl Schofield:
My boat successfully rode out the storm at Gales Ferry Marina.

Jean L. Hamilton on 11/5/2012 7:09 AM

Friday, November 02, 2012

Fred Deppert

Got message from Fred on Facebook yesterday that he and his family are ok. Per Fred: \"No power, maybe Saturday, boat survived great. Houses didn\'t.bay house is still standing, part of front exterior wall gone. Inland house 4 feet of water on ground level, living on second floor. Me and my wife, our black lab and cat are fine.\"

Kristi Watson Anderson on 11/2/2012 7:21 PM

Pat (Governale) Greer is well

Spencer just spoke to Pat. She is at home, has had no power, but it just came on. Had water/waves on her lawn but no other damage or issues. Boat is fine but marina\'s in NJ area are destroyed.

Kristi Watson Anderson on 11/2/2012 7:19 PM

Bob Holub

from Don Clark:
NMC Committee Members:

I talked to Bob Holub today and Wednesday. He lives in Massapequa, NY and was greatly affected by the hurricane. He had flooding in the basement and virtually from the first floor down is ruined. Bob had his office in his basement. He said the local town officials are doing all they can and that one of his customers, a restaurant owner, is providing he and Nancy with hot meals. Phone service is difficult. I asked if there was any help I could give he said they were OK for the moment.

I will do all of the agenda schedules from now on and take all of the changes at my e-mail address or phone 352 861 2176.

If in the future there is a way to reach out to Bob and others affected, lets pitch in an help in any way we can.



Jean L. Hamilton on 11/2/112 6:00 PM