Packed House at Disaster Training
We saw it most recently in Alabama but we've felt it here in North Central Florida, too. The devastation unleashed by mother nature. Less than a week after tornadoes took the lives of more than 300 people and destroyed entire communities across the south, emergency operations managers here at home said they've never seen so many people wanting to train for those disastrous moments. More than 50 people turned out for the Alachua county's community emergency response team training.
"What it's doing is trying to enable the average Joe citizen how to help themselves when first responders can't as in the point of Tuscaloosa. Right now, emergency services are stretched thin. People have to rely on their own to help themselves," said Emergency Management Coordinator Ebbin Spellman.
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