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Operation Sudden School Storm Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

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.

Exercise Scenario

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.

Exercise Coverage

 WCTV – Channel 6 – Tallahassee – Narrative PDF

Exercise Conclusion

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.

Exercise Photos

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