Thursday, April 06, 2006

Storm

For those of you who are weather junkies... the storm was a strong F-2, went 30 miles and had about a 700 yard width.

It was nasty and if not for the sparce population and hills of North Todd, it would have brought simular or worse havoc than what happened in Christian County.

Here's the question of the day... how prepared are we for that kind of disaster?

How about something that is just as real and possible, an earthquake?

2 Comments:

Blogger comsense101 said...

With all due respect to every hard working member of the Rescue Squad, EMS, sheriffs department and the local police departments if we had an F-2 come through this county we would have no chance in our current shape to smoothly adapt and overcome quickly. Let me explain perhaps these words will help shed light.
First the Emergency Management needs a detailed plan in writing in the event of an overwhelming event. One that is shared and well known to all department heads, school principals, Medical departments, etc...
Thought needs to be placed on the placement of the equipment of the cities and the county. 700 yard wide tornado goes through Elkton (God Forbid) it takes out the eastren side of south main to include the fire department the rescue squad and EMS If the fire trucks were moved to different locations they would not all be destroyed and more easily deployed in the case of an emergency, some would be on the other side of the debrie blocking the road. I think you get my meaning.
The Judge Executive or his rep should be at the 911 office to direct relief to the needed areas of the county. At no time should the man in charge be involved with the efforts at one sight. It closes off his attention to the other sights. He should not be "putting out fires" he should be managing those that do that.
When we have such things as storms the rescuers stay where they are near their homes, if there is enough to cover the county, if not we need to recruit from areas that are light. this will allow the rescuers to perform their duties in their communities and be able to support their needs from their homes and neighbors.
This will stop things like to many people on one scene and not enought on another. no one is forgotten. I think you get the idea. Again I take my hat off to those that rescue all of you do a bang up job!!! The mangement needs to redirect I believe at least that is my experience.
I strongly recommend that effort be taken to buy equipment to remove trees from roadways that is our biggest problem. Perhaps a list at the of those among us that own such equipment they may come to the rescue in a time of need the faster it is cleared the better.
We would survive!!! Todd county is full of survivors.

10:06 PM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Rebelfan2 said...

I disagree, Although you opinions are are well intentioned, they are inaccurate and uinformed.The state Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) has these plans in place regionally and locally.In regards to the placement of units, that sounds good but is not practical because of financial considerations in rural communities. The thing to remember is that each area has a mutual aid agreement with its neighbors, which means that in the event of catastotrophe that they will come to our aid even if our equipment is destroyed or incapacitated.One last comment, trees are not the problem, people are the problem, get involved with fire or rescue depts. then you will have a better understanding of the situations thrutraining like homeland security or Incident command. Nothing takes the place the place of commonsense other than TRAINING.

10:09 PM, April 25, 2006  

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