Operation Vortex

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Date(s) - 11 Oct 2012 until 12 Oct 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Operation Vortex


This is a change of dates from previously reported dates. Posting here now as an FYI

The north central region (10 county area) exercise date has been changed to Oct. 11 and 12 (from the 4th and 5th) (functional aspects the 11th; recovery tabletop the 12th) It is called Operation Vortex and involves a cluster of tornadoes which call for a type 3 management team.  There will be search and rescue exercises at DIA and South Metro rubble piles (apparently there are some houses on the DIA grounds they plan to collapse), but hospitals outside of Boulder County will only use “Flat Stanley” patients.  Boulder County will use live volunteers and manikins.  Boulder EOC may be involved with flood issues/Adams County EOC support.  The NCR is expecting FEMA support but it is not yet in place.  Longmont United will be impacted so that it needs to evacuate some 150 “patients” to Community, Avista, and Good Sam.