Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Terror strikes campground

The County Press - Lapeer,MI,USA

A Burlington Township emergency medical technician carefully checks this volunteer victim and stabilizes her neck during a multi-agency training exercise conducted at the Otter Lake Campground. In this scenario a tornado had struck the campground, leaving many injured victims, including the above girl found in a storm-battered vehicle. (Photo by MIKE MERCIER)
OTTER LAKE -- A simulated tornado whipped through the Otter Lake Campground Sunday morning wreaking terror upon the community.

The quiet of the rainy and foggy morning was shattered by loud commands of responders and the flashing of lights and howling sirens of emergency vehicles. About 130 volunteers participated in the three-hour mock disaster designed to put rescuer's skills into action.

"It's a full-scale exercise that allows first responders to react in a very real event without having safety as a concern," said Lapeer County Emergency Management coordinator Mary Stikeleather. "Everyone filled out an evaluation form after. From what I've read, people were impressed with the speed and the seriousness."

The fake tornado struck the full campground with limited warning about 9 a.m.
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