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Early Warnings Occur in Case of Severe Weather in Public Gathering
Posted By News On March 29, 2013 @ 6:26 am In Today’s Local News | Comments Disabled
We’ve heard many discussions about what to do when we’re under shelter during a possible tornado. You’re supposed to find the most enclosed space in the lowest location of the building. But what do you do when you’re among thousands gathered at a public space? Marion County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Anderson says that’s an issue he thinks about frequently. He tells KNIA/KRLS News that if there’s even a chance of severe weather, they’ll be informing crowds at the Fairgrounds or Tulip Time and KNIA/KRLS early and often. He explains that the crowd will typically make an educated, informed decision based on that knowledge. Pella Police Lieutenant Shane Cox says they had a tornado warning during Tulip Time about ten years ago. He tells KNIA/KRLS that the crowd spread to a variety of locations, including churches, the police station booking room, and a parking garage under the Molengracht Plaza.
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