2017 - Year in Review, Part II
Expertise in emergency management paid off in several ways in Chapman and Enterprise during 2017. While no one wants to learn the hard way how to recover from a natural disaster such as a tornado, Dickinson County Emergency Management Director Chancy Smith was a featured speaker at an Illinois seminar and spoke on the experience of two such events involving Chapman.
A tornado that hit the rural area outside of Chapman in late spring of 2016 required a different type of response from emergency crews than the EF3 tornado that tore through a large part of the business and residential sections of Chapman in 2008. Lessons from both were shared with the Illinois emergency managers in 2017.
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