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Early Warnings, Communication Key to Dealing with Tornado

By: Harold Smith
Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013

There are events in our lives that we remember to the extent that we know where we were when we first heard of the event. That certainly applies to the early morning hours of February 29th, 2012. That was the day an EF-2 tornado left a path of destruction from Kimberling City to Mt. Branson.

There were many sets of eyes on the skies early on the morning of February 29th.

One set of eyes belonged to Branson Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director Ted Martin…

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Martin credits advance warning of the coming storm and interagency communication as keys to minimizing injury and loss of life on Leap Day. Only one serious injury and no deaths were reported as a result of the storm.

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