LEPC plans disaster response
by Alan Reed
Nov 07, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Local Emergency Planning Commission met last Friday to discuss several upcoming disaster drills and to say that the county avoided a disaster with last month’s severe weather.

“I have to praise everyone for their response to the tornados,” said Emergency Management Director Randy Wade. “One thing that happened we didn’t need is that personnel did not check to see if power lines were caught in any downed trees.”

Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department Chief Doug Latham said that if the tornado on South Road happened to the north in Cadiz, the outcome could have been catastrophic. “We would have been looking for victims days later.”

Jerry McCuiston told the commission that the state had selected Trigg County to work as “guinea pigs” to develop a plan to respond to a major earthquake due to proximity to the New Madrid Fault. He also charged the county to keep the Emergency Response Center stocked with up-to-date maps and charts for future emergencies and drills.

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