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Troublesome Tempest Exercise

Exercise Overview

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.

Exercise Scenario

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.

Workplace Tornado Safety Video

Access a short video regarding Workplace Tornado Safety.

Exercise Conclusion

The Troublesome Tempest Tabletop Exercise was held in the on May 6, 2016 at locations throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.