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On June 17, 2010 at aproximately 17:10 CST an F4 tornado ripped through the town of Wadena, MN. Devastating the entire west side, detroying over 200 homes and injuring 30+ people. Fortunately no one was killed.
I had actually just droped my wife off at work, for her shift when I heard the call over my ham radio that spotters noticed a tornado just south of town. I pulled over and watched it as it ripped the town I know in half. Got pictures of the town shortly afterwards on my Photobucket page
I have now been working ARES comunications with my county EOC, and have to say the out pouring of volunteers have been awesome, but more impressive is the unity between all emergency services from across the state. Be it police, fire, ems, military, civilian, it just blows me away.
I sat in the EOC trailer and worked ham radio on the one side, and opposite of me was our coms to the emergency units out there. Just blowed my mind to hear some 30 diffrent police departments, and EMS teams, and fire crews helping out, and working as one unit, instead of a dozen. But more so volunteering their free time to help us out.
I slaute each and everyone of them for a job well done, and the quick reply to our call for help.