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Emergency Responders Train For Mass Casualty Incident
Oklahoma City and Tinker Air Force Base emergency responders take part in a simulated plane crash.
The exercise allowed the agencies to work together and focus on playing different roles to get the best result.The biggest goal for most was improving communication skills.
Emergency responders say the joint exercise allows them to see where problems arise and how to fix them for a real life event. It also allows them to handle command change and dealing with seperate agencies on scene.
After the exercise evaluators will asses what happened and identify areas that need improvement. They hope it will better prepare them for an incident of this magnitude.
Posted: Thursday, November 8 2012, 09:49 PM CST
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Tornado hits OKC suburb, kicking up debris
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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A tornado kicked up debris in an Oklahoma City suburb and threatened a number of tourist attractions on historic Route 66 before growing into a larger storm that rolled across rural parts of central Oklahoma.
Television footage Sunday showed a tornado at Edmond . The storm threatened a novelty soda-pop store and a historic barn in the small town of Arcadia, then grew into a larger storm as it moved northeastward a few miles north of the Turner Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Storm Prediction Center had forecast a moderate risk of severe weather in Oklahoma and adjacent portions of Kansas and Missouri.
TV video also showed power flashes from transformers blowing out as they were hit by high winds or debris.
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