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  • Disaster Response: Commanding the Storm: Lessons Learned From Oklahoma tornados - Part 3

    Posted: April 1st, 2014

    Several challenges related to staging were identified in after-action meetings. Early in the response, multiple agencies established their own mobile command and staging areas.   This led incoming resources to check in at the wrong locations and, without clear communication between the various command posts and staging areas, they were...

  • Disaster Response: Commanding the Storm – Part 1

    Posted: December 1st, 2013

    ay 20, 2013, is a date many Oklahomans will remember for a long time. While responders in central Oklahoma were gearing up for what would be the third major tornado to hit sections of Moore and south Oklahoma City, many first responders were still cleaning the storm debris off of their gear from tornadoes that hit portions of Edmond, Shawnee and...

  • COVER STORY: Oklahoma Tornado

    Posted: July 1st, 2013

    MOORE, OK, MAY 20, 2013 – Twenty-three people were killed and 377 others were injured when an EF5 tornado with peak winds of 210 mph struck Moore and adjacent areas around Oklahoma City. The 1.3-mile-wide tornado was on the ground for 39 minutes and covered a 17-mile area. The severe storm destroyed between 12,000 and 13,000 homes and...