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Operation Sudden School Storm Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for the management and staff that make up your school and / or school district’s Incident Command Team along with your community’s response agencies to work through scenario information and injects dealing with an tornado striking one of the district’s schools.

Campus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Operation Sudden School Storm – A Tornado Response Tabletop Exercise is part of the national Campus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

It is early May and the severe weather associated with a cold front moving through the region prompts the local Forecast Office of the National Weather Service to issue a Tornado Watch for the region 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.

School Tornado Preparedness and Safety Videos

Access an informative series of School Tornado Preparedness and Safety videos.

Exercise Participation Information

Your school or school district can participate in this exercise for $600.
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
October 17, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Tornado Register Now From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Incident Management Team
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.