Tornado - MCI

 


The Joplin tornado struck on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 5:41pm (all of which was recreated in our exercise shown in the video above).  The tornado was a catastrophic EF5-rated multiple-vortex tornado that was part of a larger late-May tornado outbreak and reached a maximum width of nearly 1 mile as it tore through the city of 52,000.

It was graduation week in the Missouri community which meant that aside from church services beginning at the time of the hit, there were graduation parties and a large number of folks visiting from out of town.

Overall, the tornado killed 158 people, injured approximately 1,150 others, and caused damages amounting to a total of $2.8 billion.

We chose the Joplin scenario in order to film and recreate an exercise that would resonate with responders across the country as Joplin saw responders from every state during the aftermath and cleanup.  Unfortunately, during the process, our own photo event was cut short due to the threat from an approaching tornado and the rising waters.

From the destruction of the city’s hospital to the massive loss of power and residential buildings, this tornado surely represented the worst case scenario; a true test for lights that claim to “stand up” in the harshest of conditions.

Here's what first responders had to say:

 


SEAN SNYDER
Emergency Management Coordinator

"...At one point we had over 10 inches of rain in less than 6 hours...and it [the Nomad® 360] held up just fine."

 


NICK KRUM
Winthrop Fire Department 

"I was just amazed that one light, set back, was able to light up that 60 foot span...One of these lights on each side of the building did all the lighting we needed...We saved the building"

 


CHRIS HARE
Emergency Manager Assistant Coordinator

"We could not find any other lighting that filled our needs. All the other lighting that we had was just basically a light bulb off a generator or a spotlight off a command trailer."

 


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FoxFury Nomad 360 Area and Scene Lighting

NOMAD® 360 SCENE LIGHT
All-Weather and Waterproof

Cordless light is one-man carry and deploys in seconds.

  • Extends up to 8.5ft (2.6m) tall
  • Delivers up to 7,000 lumens
  • Weight: 24 lbs (11 kg)
  • Up to 24 hour runtime
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    COMMAND+ TILT
    100 Lumens

    Best suited for outdoor use including search & rescue and firefighting

  • Adjustable tilt: aim and adjust
  • Includes silicone & elastic strap
  • Rechargeable option available
  • Weight: 9.8oz (278g)
  • (4) AA batteries | 5-14 hours
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    DISCOVER TILT
    600 Lumens

    Best suited for long distance tasks and general area illumination

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  • Includes silicone & elastic strap
  • Weight: 12.1oz (343g)
  • (4) AA batteries | 5-12 hours
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  • FoxFury Nomad Prime Area and Scene Light

    NOMAD® PRIME AREA/SPOT LIGHT
    All-Weather and Waterproof

    Cordless light is one-man carry and deploys in seconds.

  • Extends up to 8ft (2.4m) tall
  • Delivers up to 4,000 lumens
  • Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
  • Up to 24 hours runtime
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    Thank you to all the agencies that participated in our training event.
    Special Thanks to C4L & Associates for their collaboration and hard work .

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