News: Neillsville, Wis. - Tornado Disaster Exercise (1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 24, 1958
Tornado Disaster Exercise (1958)
Neillsville boy scouts last Saturday
participated in a simulated tornado disaster emergency
Assuming that all telephone and electric
wires had been knocked out by a tornado, the boys were dispatched
to places where critical messenger service might be
Three 15-second blasts on the whistle at
the American Stores Dairy Company plant was the signal which set
the exercise in motion. Scouts reported to the police
headquarters in the city hall, and were dispatched, as they
arrived, to the hospital, water works, telephone office,
sheriff’s office, funeral homes, doctor’s offices,
The first boy reported for duty 90 seconds after the signal was given; within eight minutes all posts were "manned." In making his report, Judge Lowell D. Schoengarth stated with usual thoroughness, "we might point out that the scouts were having a used (missing portion).
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