Exercise Benefits / Facts
The purpose of the Operation Sudden School Storm – A Tornado Tabletop Exercise was to conduct a tornado protective action / response tabletop exercise for schools throughout the Leon County School District. During the exercise participants assessed their operational knowledge of school plans and procedures in response to a significant weather event in North Florida.
It is early February and the severe weather associated with a cold front moving through the region prompts the Tallahassee Forecast Office of the National Weather Service to issue a Tornado Watch for North Florida from 4:00AM until 12:00PM.
At 10:11AM, 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 several hours, numerous Tornado Warnings are issued throughout the area.
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The Operation Sudden School Storm Tabletop Exercise was held on the morning of October 12, 2010, for the 52 schools of the Florida’s Leon County School District.