April 07, 2006

Tennessee Is Rapidly Replacing Oklahoma as Tornado Alley

The Professor quotes a story about a disaster drill in Tennessee being cancelled because of a real weather problem:

A real potential disaster – the threat of tornadoes – has caused the Franklin portion of a massive disaster drill to be suspended until tomorrow and Nashville’s portion to be put temporarily on hold.

The drill, which involves a fake skyscraper collapse staged in Bordeaux and a mock train derailment/chemical spill in Franklin, was scheduled to take place today and tomorrow.

But inclement weather is fast approaching, and the deaths of 24 people in Sunday night’s tornadoes in northwest Tennessee are on the minds of many.

Let's hope that "fake, but accurate" doesn't apply this time.

Posted by Charles Austin at April 7, 2006 06:24 PM