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Two houses were completely blown apart and many were missing roofs and siding as nearly century old trees were uprooted and sent spinning in the air. Luckily, a completely full hotel was spared extensivedamage and in the randomness of these disasters, the twister skirted the trailer park with not one home damaged. Luckily no one inDundeedied, however the storm did leave 11 injured.


The interTRAX Suite by Salamander Technologies was a welcomed part of that technology and training. Although this was a big incident for the local response teams, it was a NIMS type 3 incident by standard categorical measure. The primary role of interTRAX was to insure site security and track all personnel at the incident including Responders from Dundee MI and six county and regional jurisdictions around the area.


The system ran for six days with one central Command Post. There were five mobile handheld units in the field connected to a wireless network when it was available. Data was stored and sync’d via cable when wireless was "coms-out” and shared at the end of each operational period for proper reporting. Two rapidTAG kits were deployed immediately and helped to maintain security and operation management. The data was then shared with interTRAX exchange monitor over the internet.

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