June 17, 2006

Preparing for Tornadoes

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on the disaster training event held at Holy Cross Church by the Tompkins County Red Cross. The event, which simulated housing fifty people after an imaginary tornado hit Conger's trailer park on Kirk Road, is still going on as I write this. Mike Raffe, the Red Cross Emergency Services Director, gave the Town Board a brief presentation on the event and a letter describing what is involved (47KB PDF).

In other local news, TC3 tuition will climb $100, and the Local People section today focuses on the achievements of TC3 students and Freeville residents.

There's also news about local companies, as the county Industrial Development Agency supported RPM Ecosystems' new project growing trees and grasses at 2150 Dryden Road, and allowed Cayuga Press to depart for Cortland without repaying their tax abatements.

Posted by simon at June 17, 2006 8:45 AM in , ,
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Cody Goin said:

I have dreamed about chasing Tornado's since i was thirteen i have my own video camera and i plan to give storm chasing tours.