Mr Chris Floyd

I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize your company for the outstanding tabletop exercise you created for the City of Tallahassee. The exercise presented fifty-one (51) locations with a realistic scenario using weather briefing packages as provided by the National Weather Service, and injected simulated real events that have happened here in Tallahassee and our surrounding communities. The ability for our employees to respond during emergency situations is perhaps the single most important service we offer to our citizens. Ongoing training opportunities such as this ensure the City’s response teams are well prepared for any type of emergency.

The web based computer system provided us the opportunity to respond from our offices, working with our teams, as if the tornadoes were actually occurring in real time.

Over 200 City employees registered for the Tallahassee Twister tabletop exercise, providing our Emergency Management Team with valuable input for enhancing our response plans, warning systems and communication systems.

Since the exercise was held, we have deployed an additional 30 NOAH weather radios to key City facilities and many departments are revising emergency response plans.

We look forward to working with your company in the future to continue testing our preparedness, response and recovery capabilities.

Sincerely

Thomas R Coe
Assistant City Manager
City of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL