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Integrated Decision Support Services for
Moore EF-5 Tornado Recovery Efforts

Immediately after the Moore EF-5 event, the city of Moore and Cleveland county emergency management officials quickly set up an Incident Command (IC) Post in the parking lot of the Warren Theater.  The NWS office was in immediate contact with the Moore IC using the 800 mHZ radio providing continuious weather updates and forecasts. The following day (Tuesday May 21st), the NWS office provided a forecaster on site at the Moore IC, which was then moved to the Fire Station on SW 19th.  The Moore IC was staffed with a NWS meteorologist from Tuesday - Saturday, providing on site weather support to the Incident Commanders and First Responders.  The following meteorolgists took turns serving the IC, Lead Forecaster Scott Curl, General Forecaster Bruce Thoren, and Lead Forecaster Michael Scotten.  These meteorologists were the liaison between the meteorologists at the forecast office and the IC.  They staffed the IC for 12 hour shifts from 7am to 7pm.  Here are some of the photos they collected during there time at the Command Post.

Checkout the Incident Command Structure here, courtesy of FEMA.

Command Post Wednesday, May 22nd. (Photo by Bruce Thoren, NWS)

Command Post Wednesday, May 22nd. (Photo by Bruce Thoren, NWS)

Command Post on Thursday May 23rd. (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)

Command Post on Thursday May 23rd. (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)

Mobile version of the NWS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II (AWIPS II). (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)

Mobile version of the NWS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II (AWIPS II). (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)

Incident Command Post Thursday May 23rd. (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)

Incident Command Post Thursday May 23rd. (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)

Sample Activity Log for the Incident Meteorologist (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)

Sample Activity Log for the Incident Meteorologist (Photo by Michael Scotten, NWS)


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