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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tornado Spawned

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November 18, 2013

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By Bill Kramer

So you're wondering:"Why should I attend a session about a tornado that is listed in the Administrative and Operational Success category?” Let’s face it. You’ve seen "The Wizard of Oz" on TV. You saw “Twister” at the box office. I’m here to tell you, this storm was like no other. And this session is like no other!

In fact, attending might help save the lives of students and co-workers in your neck of the woods. You could also save your district money by following a little advice. The May 31, 2013, storm in El Reno, Oklahoma, was record-shattering. The 2.6-mile wide twister packed winds of 295 mph as it descended upon Canadian Valley Technology Center. This was on the heels of the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in which seven schoolchildren lost their lives. Satellite news trucks were still in the Oklahoma City metro area when nature’s fury unleashed another massive storm.

Fortunately, none of the 15 people inside a building at Canadian Valley were injured as the storm ran roughshod over the campus. They sheltered in a basement classroom, but the campus was a 90 percent loss.

There’s a good ending and an even better beginning to the rest of the story. Barely two months later, Canadian Valley Technology Center started school on time for 800 students. A former Chevrolet dealership building became an ark of sorts as faculty and staff relocated what could be salvaged into this large, vacant building. School administrators want to share with you lessons learned in hopes that you might be better prepared for a catastrophe. Bring a tissue, and enjoy this 90-minute session. It’s one you don't want to miss: "Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tornado Spawned: Relocating A Campus 75 Days After the Storm."

Learn more about this session and the rest of CareerTech VISION 2013's program, and register today!

Posted by Application Administrator at 11/18/2013 05:03:08 PM

Categories: Program Sessions, Attendees


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