[RAC-Bulletin] Tropical Storm Chris reaches Hurricane Status

Possible threat to the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador
For immediate release:
Hurricane Chris continues to track northeast at 37 kilometres per hour with sustained winds of 165 kilometres per hour and is due to make landfall on the Avalon Peninsula late Thursday night as a post-tropical depression.
Rainfall in the effected area is likely to amount to 50 to 70 millimetres with 80 to 100 kilometre per hour winds and large surf.
Environment Canada issued a Tropical Cyclone Information Statement earlier today and it is available on the RAC website at:
Operators are encouraged to monitor local repeaters, the IARU Center of Activity frequencies and if you are in the effected area, please provide updates to the Hurricane Watch Net.
Please also continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
Additional links:
Emergency Center of Activity Frequencies
Canadian Hurricane Centre
Hurricane Watch Net
Stay tuned to this website and to our social media sites for more information.
Doug Mercer, VO1DM CEC
RAC Vice-President and Community Services Officer
Emergency Coordinator IARU Region 2


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director