How my uncle Jim Breakall WA3FET used amateur radio to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria:
“Breakall listened and took notes as Vazquez reported the damage to Arecibo, so he could report out to the many scientists the status of the telescope. But he and other ham radio users worked relentlessly to contact family and friends of those at the observatory and in the neighboring communities to report back that their loved ones were okay.
“You’d call and the people on the other end of the line would start crying out of relief,” Breakall said. “Those of us making those calls couldn’t help but get choked up after families heard the good news.”