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Old 06-06-2012, 04:04 AM
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Default Re: Anyone else had this happen to them

Is there even a system set up for 911 or media to relay reports to EC? Sometimes warnings say the OPP reported etc, but I could understand 911 laughing it off because I'm not aware of training or reporting mandates. To go against what DarkSky said, I'd still call EC first because they will issue the warning that can save lives- if anyone is paying attention or bothers to relay the message- but calling 911 to report the tornado should ensure rescue efforts or searches in the area for people who are injured or trapped. But even for that I'm not even sure if our emergency services will inspect areas for damage. I know in the US the EMS are trained to weather spot and comb affected areas for damage and trapped people.
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