As most of you know, Grady County and the Cairo Fire Dept. had a severe weather drill on Friday, April 27th. It turned out to be a tornado, which touched down just south of downtown Cairo with damage, injuries, and fatalities.
The drill started pretty close to 9:00 AM and was over by 10:45 AM. The Grady ARES Net was activated at 8:30am. The drill went very well with all the ARES personnel doing what they do best. We had excellent coverage in case of any communication failure, with a job well done by all. Special thanks go to:
Virgil Castleberry; KJ4ZNK—-County E O C
Dan Farnsworth; KF4WF……..Net Control
Mike Brown; KE4FGF———-Cairo Fire Station
Brian Doering; KK4DZB——–Grady General Hospital
Kerry Lemley, AI4CW———-Triage and Observation
Dewey Rykard, KI4RGD——–Grady County Fire Station
Theresa James, KJ4NBG———-Theresa was stationed at the Colquitt Regional Medical Center; Thank you for that one. Your check-in was relaid to Jim Ellis and he announced that Colquitt was now accepting patients.
Stewart Chandler, KJ4GOJ——Although Stewart was working just up the road from the scene he was able to help out with the drill. Thanks for that one also.
Again thanks to all who were there. A special thanks goes out to Leann Doering. She was going to be stationed at the Red Cross Shelter to help, but at last minute she had to work.
Much was learned and things will be different next time, drill or real thing.
My humble thanks to all again
Steve E. Williams; KJ4UKR