Crisis management – what to do when a tornado strikes!

There’s a great story surfaced (due to Farnborough Air Show) about Spirit Aerosystems and how they responded to a tornado that swept across their entire facility in Wichita, Kansas.  The tornado had winds of over 170 mph and tracked from the south-west to the north-east, directly over Spirit’s campus.  As a result 39 out of 42 building were damaged.  But none of the 250 employees working at that time were injured.    This was because they followed the crisis plan – which was basically to switch off their machinary, head for the designated shelter, and do a head count to ensure that everyone was safe.  But this is only the start of the crisis response, as the aftermath of the tornado left considerable damage.  To get the full story go to the link.

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