Tornadoes Rip Through the Midwest
The Road to Recovery
What: An F3 tornado ripped through West Liberty, Kentucky with winds peaking at 140 mph.
When: Friday, March 2, 2012
Agility’s Recoveries in Action:
Agility received a call from the City of West Liberty declaring a disaster Saturday morning. The F3 tornado had damaged their City Hall which housed several Administration Offices as well as the Police Department and Dispatch.
In an effort to restore operations to West Liberty's City Hall and their 911 Dispatch Center, Agility immediately mobilized a recovery unit to house all displaced employees. By 7pm Sunday evening, the mobile unit was in place and power equipment was being installed. As of Monday morning the mobile unit was occupied and city leaders were able to focus on rebuilding the community.
Meanwhile, Agility was also in the process of recovering two different banks in Kentucky hit by the same tornado. During the tornado, one of the banks had its roof torn into pieces. Agility is providing a mobile recovery unit for employees to work out of while repairs are being made. The bank estimates they will be operating out of the mobile units for months until their branch is habitable once again. The other bank recovery involves a single modular unit, satellite, phones, office furniture and generator power. Both banks are up and running providing West Liberty customers with access to money despite the storm damage.
Lastly, if the conditions for recovery weren’t challenging enough, Sunday night nearly three inches of snow fell in West Liberty. This city was truly hit hard, and Agility is proud to help our members continue operations at their time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of West Liberty.
The American Red Cross Disaster Relief is collecting donations for tornado victims. To contribute, visit www.redcross.org, call (800) RED CROSS (733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.