Roundtable: Tornadoes in New York City

07/31/2011
Thomas Dunne Deputy Chief, Fire Department of New York (FDNY)   New York City is not exactly a tornado hotspot. However, we did have one rip through and damage a section of Brooklyn not long ago. We don’t have a specific tornado policy we do have procedures in place to deal with the large scale problems caused by an extreme weather event. A specific radio signal has been designated for a situation in which many lives are endangered. This would provide the immediate response of numerous specialized units equipped to deal with building collapses, search and rescue, and firefighting. A prolonged, large scale event affecting a large part of the city would call for the activation of train...

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