Radio group to establish crisis grid

Should Callaway County ever suffer devastating storms such as those that have decimated parts of St. Louis, North Carolina, Arkansas and Alabama over the past two weeks, one local group is working to make sure authorities still will be able to communicate with the outside world in order to help coordinate relief efforts.

Callaway Emergency Communications Inc. — a non-profit offshoot of the Callaway Amateur Radio League — is working on putting an amateur radio-based emergency communications network in place in Callaway that could be utilized in the instance other forms of communication are made unavailable.

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