Exercise Benefits / Facts
Essentia Health undertook an initiative to design, conduct and evaluate an exercise entitled “Troublesome Tempest – A Tornado Response Tabletop Exercise”.
This exercise served as an opportunity for Essentia Health’s community based clinics to work through scenario information and injects dealing with a tornado striking their community.
During this exercise clinic management and staff worked as a unified team to meet the challenges associated with responding to and recovering from a tornado striking their clinic.
It is the middle of May and the severe weather moving through the area prompts the National Weather Service to issue a Tornado Watch for the region.
At 10:02AM, meteorologists at the National Weather Service notice what appears to be the formation of a tornado on their Doppler weather radar. They immediately issue a Tornado Warning.
Over the next 30 minutes, numerous Tornado Warnings are issued throughout the area.
Access a short video regarding Workplace Tornado Safety.
The Troublesome Tempest Tabletop Exercise was held in the on May 6, 2016 at locations throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.