In Tornado’s Aftermath, Experts Call for Emergency Planning
The tornado that tore through Enterprise, Ala., this month, smashing a high school and leaving eight students dead, was yet another reminder of the critical need for all schools to adequately plan and prepare for emergencies, whether natural disasters, terrorist acts, or other dire situations, experts say.
The death toll at the school, which President Bush visited March 3, appears to have been the largest for a school struck by a tornado in many years.
State and local officials say they’re confident the school did all it could to protect students from the fierce March 1 windstorm, and backed the decision to keep them in school...
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