Traffic System status lowered to Monitoring
Aaron Hulett | K8AMH
With Laura weakening, the State Operations Center ending its monitoring at 2 pm today, and storm-related traffic not materializing as much as it could have, the NTS Status has been lowered from RESPONDING to Monitoring and will remain at this level through end of day Saturday. At that time, unless storm-related traffic begins to flow out of southern Louisiana as storm assessments take place, the status will lower to Normal Operations.
Key items at this point:
I will also mention that ARES Status is now at Normal Readiness for all North Texas ARES Districts.
Unless we see a rise in storm-related traffic as assessments continue in south Louisiana, this will be my last update regarding Laura and traffic system response.
With the response winding down, I’d like to reflect on how traffic handlers inside and outside of the Section came together to help, including several that contacted me directly to understand how else they could help right now, and confirmations that folks were holding routine traffic for the moment to help make sure storm-related traffic remained front and center to relay through the system. I am very thankful for everyone coming together to jump in and help. This is what really makes the traffic system such a powerful resource and tool, and while I would prefer that we not be needed, I am proud of our ability to provide quality emergency communications should we be called upon to assist.