Chaos, gaps slow twister response in Fla.
A review uncovers obstacles that delayed emergency agencies' efforts to answer 9-1-1 calls triggered by the storms
By Christine Dellert
Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
Copyright 2007 Orlando Sentinel
Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Business News
THE VILLAGES, Fla. — The two Lake-Sumter EMS medics had no clue they were on a collision course with a tornado.
They had just picked up an elderly man who had fallen at home and were headed to The Villages Regional Hospital when fierce winds slapped their ambulance and nearly tossed it off the road. Tree limbs raked the windshield. Debris pelted the ambulance's side. Lightning struck the roof.
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