Appendix C

Preparedness Activities Related to Reeves County, Texas, by NWS Midland

Documented preparedness activities in Reeves County from 1985 to 1987 are described below.

1985

 

January 16

“Day of Killer Tornadoes” film shown at safety meeting of 15 employees of Superior Oil Company, Pecos, Texas.

March 6

Visits to KIUN/KPTX in Pecos, KERB in Kermit, and KVKM in Monahans. Discussed severe weather season and severe weather warning dissemination.

Spotter training session in Pecos; 8 attendees.

May 1 and 3

Tornado film loaned to Valero Oil Company shown at two safety meetings of 14 employees in Monahans and 16 in Pecos.

June 3

Tornado film loaned to Valero Oil Company and shown to 11 employees in Pecos.

August 25

Visit to KIUN station manager in Pecos.

1986

 

March 11

Spotter training session at community center in Pecos; 49 attendees. Session was announced in letter sent to officials in January.

April 20-26

Severe Weather Awareness Week in the Permian Basin of west Texas.



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NATURAL DISASTER STUDIES: SARAGOSA, TEXAS, TORNADO Appendix C Preparedness Activities Related to Reeves County, Texas, by NWS Midland Documented preparedness activities in Reeves County from 1985 to 1987 are described below. 1985   January 16 “Day of Killer Tornadoes” film shown at safety meeting of 15 employees of Superior Oil Company, Pecos, Texas. March 6 Visits to KIUN/KPTX in Pecos, KERB in Kermit, and KVKM in Monahans. Discussed severe weather season and severe weather warning dissemination. Spotter training session in Pecos; 8 attendees. May 1 and 3 Tornado film loaned to Valero Oil Company shown at two safety meetings of 14 employees in Monahans and 16 in Pecos. June 3 Tornado film loaned to Valero Oil Company and shown to 11 employees in Pecos. August 25 Visit to KIUN station manager in Pecos. 1986   March 11 Spotter training session at community center in Pecos; 49 attendees. Session was announced in letter sent to officials in January. April 20-26 Severe Weather Awareness Week in the Permian Basin of west Texas.

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NATURAL DISASTER STUDIES: SARAGOSA, TEXAS, TORNADO 1987   February 12 Media Workshop held at the Midland City Hall, including news media and emergency management officials from throughout the county warning area of Midland. February 22-28 Severe Weather Awareness Week in the Permian Basin. April 10 Spotter training session at the community center in Pecos, Texas; 26 attendees.