- Welcome to the Group! I hope this will become the forum that we
discussed at our first meeting. While we're only meeting every
quarter, I envision this group as a place where we can share ideas
and discuss issues facing our respective jurisdictions as the need
arises. As I mentioned in my original email and as I stated at the
March Disaster Services meeting, John in Decatur, Sondra in
Bloomington and Colleen in Springfield and I had just started the
process of communicating on a more frequent basis (before a
disaster!). There's no reason why all of us with responsibilities
in Emergency and Disaster Services can't correspond on a more
frequent basis that the night of a tornado.
Amazingly though, the original gang of four didn't exchange after-
hours contact information (we have now). That made it a little hard
for us to communicate the night of the last storms to touch base and
see if any of us needed anything. As such, I've started a database
of contact information in this forum. Please share as much as you
want with how to contact you both during DROs and normal
You'll also notice that I downloaded the two documents that I sent
out during the original email. You too can share documents and
other items in this group.
More to follow. . .