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  • [SKYWARN_Announce] Post Severe Weather Coordination Message #1 – EF1 Tornado in Concord Massachusetts Early Monday Morning 8/22/16

    Hello to all…

    ..EF1 Tornado confirmed in Concord Massachusetts with straight-line wind damage also recorded in Concord, Massachusetts between 320 and 330 AM. This is the first nocturnal tornado to hit Southern New England/Massachusetts since July 11th, 1970. SKYWARN Spotters, Amateur Radio Operators and Concord Mass Police/Fire and EMS critical in relaying initial reports into NWS Taunton and we are grateful to all for their efforts..
    ..More isolated wind damage reports occurred in the Boylston, Marlborough, Sudbury, Billerica and Woburn Massachusetts area..
    ..Beneficial Rainfall occurred across portions of Southern New England from the overnight storm system but not enough to significantly reduce the drought and rainfall deficit in much of the region..
    ..Any additional damage photos from the Concord Mass area or other areas of Middlesex County Massachusetts can be sent as a reply to this email, via the WX1BOX Facebook and Twitter feeds or to the pics@nsradio.org email address. Credit will be given to the SKYWARN Spotter, Amateur Radio Operator, or individual who provided the photo. This will be the only Post Severe Weather Coordination Message unless additional significant information is made available. Below is the NWS Taunton Public Information Statement, Local Storm Report and WX1BOX Facebook Album..

    NWS Taunton Public Information Statement – EF1 Tornado in Concord Massachusetts:
    http://www.wx1box.org/local/pns_8_22_16.txt

    NWS Taunton Local Storm Report – 8/22/16:
    http://www.wx1box.org/local/lsr_8_22_16.txt

    WX1BOX Facebook Album:
    https://www.facebook.com/wx1box/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1270579259642756

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
    ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
    Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
    Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
    Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
    Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
    Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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  • [SKYWARN_Announce] Special Announcement: 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob’s Impact on Southern New England

    Hello to all…
    On August 19th, 1991, Hurricane Bob impacted Southern New England as the last landfalling hurricane to strike the region. NWS Taunton has put together a web page summarizing the impacts of Hurricane Bob on the region. In addition, back in 2011 commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Bob’s impact on the region, NWS Taunton put a Public Information Statement out summarizing Bob’s impacts on the region and finally, local SKYWARN Spotter and Amateur Radio Operator, ML Baron-KA1WBH has a complete web page of videos and information on Bob’s impacts on South Coastal Massachusetts. Links to pertinent information on Hurricane Bob can be seen at the following links:
    NWS Taunton Web Page – Hurricane Bob Summary:

    http://www.weather.gov/box/hurricane_bob
    WX1BOX Web Page Link on Hurricane Bob and the August 19th, 2011 Public Information Statement 20th Anniversary Statement:

    http://www.wx1box.org/node/1234
    KA1WBH-ML Baron – West Island Weather Station Hurricane Bob Summary Page:

    http://www.westislandweather.com/hurricanebob1991.htm
    We are approaching the main timeframe for Southern New England to be impacted from a tropical system. While it has been a very dry summer over the region, we should remain vigilant and prepared and monitor developments from the tropics as we approach the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. Now is the time to review your personal/family preparedness plans for any type of tropical system impact and to review plans and be prepared to spot and report conditions based on the SKYWARN reporting criteria in the event a tropical system impacts the region.
    Respectfully Submitted,
    Robert Macedo (KD1CY)

    ARES SKYWARN Coordinator

    Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator

    Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)

    Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)

    Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)

    Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com

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  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator Skills – A Series – Building A Sound Program Infrastructure

    Your worksite wellness program needs an infrastructure to support it. Read on to learn what the different infrastructure needs might be.

    The program model you choose to use will also drive both your needed infrastructure and your infrastructure’s costs. Essentially, a worksite wellness program could have any or all of the following infrastructure components:

    • Champions

    • A committee or team

    • A coordinator

    • Administrative support

    These are the common infrastructure components generally seen today.

    Champions

    Traditionally, champions occur at two levels within an organization. It is critically important that there be a program champion within the senior leadership team.

    Historically, champions have been line level employees who volunteer to also encourage and promote health and wellness at their respective worksites. Champions have also been called ambassadors, sparkplugs, wellness associates, peer mentors and similarly related terms.

    The role of the wellness champion is generally to:

    • Provide program information to peer employees

    • Monitor employee reactions to and comments about the wellness program

    • Serve as a go-to resource for co-workers

    • Serve as a wellness program leader

    Depending upon their interest and level of training, champions can also organize and deliver on-site wellness events and coordinate other health/wellness related interventions.

    Committee or Team

    The creation of a wellness committee or team is important for a couple of reasons. The first is program continuity. Having a committee or team in place will ensure that the program will survive the loss of any one program leader.

    An active, highly functional team or committee will also result in many hands being involved in the work of the program. This will prevent overwhelming one or more staff or committee member. Before creating a new wellness committee or team, look around the organization to see if an existing committee or team would be willing to expand its role to include employee health and wellness.

    The size of the committee or team should reflect the size of the organization. The composition of the committee or team should be reflective of all shifts and organizational units. Make sure the wellness committee or team’s roles and responsibilities are clearly spelled out.

    Wellness Coordinator

    The program’s coordinator is generally responsible for the implementation of the program and its day-to-day operation. The coordinator can be either a full-time, part-time, contracted person, or a person provided to the organization by a contracted program vendor.

    Administrative Support

    It is critical for the wellness program to have an administrative infrastructure to complement the program’s infrastructure. Administrative infrastructure generally consists of:

    • Program name, logo, tag line and art style consistently portrayed so they become the program’s brand

    • Program plan and workplan

    • Program marketing and communication plan

    • Program evaluation plan

    Successful and sustainable worksite wellness programs have adequate program and administrative infrastructures in place.