Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

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Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby kwildman » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:15 am

We just got back from summer camp at CLR. Monday night/Tuesday Morning a very large storm rolled through and knocked down lots of trees (200+ estimated) and at least one Kaibo. National
weather service was on hand later and they surveyed the damage and determined that two microbursts collided at camp and that winds of 100-115mph were present to do that amount of damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The High Adventure program area staff were not in their area when the storm hit because they had youth out on outpost for wilderness survival. A tree came through one of their tents and mangled the cot, I would not want to think about what would have happened had they been in there. The Brownsea Island area was demolished and all the staff were able to get out unscathed. Several troops had tents blown down and there were alot of wet kids w/ soaked gear. Some trees amazingly fell between two tents or were bridged over a tent. There was no power for about a day and a half.

The staff at CLR was excellent. They were able to clear trails and we only missed 1/2 of a day of program. It was amazing to see everyone pitch in and help out. I definitely felt God's presence in the storm and that no one was hurt but could also see Him at work with the response and how people came together.

Other than the little bit of wind we got...we had an amazing week at Camp.
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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby Mrw » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:04 pm

We were camped an hour's drive or so west of you that night. We got all but the really high winds. The storm was still impressive where we were. I am glad every one is okay!
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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby wagionvigil » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:30 pm

Our Camp is in Somerset County Pa and we got this storm Tuesday Night. The Campers were put into hard shelter for several hours.
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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby WVBeaver05 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:52 pm

Same storm hit Camp Chief Logan in WV last week during NYLT. Wind only lasted about 4-5 minutes, rain and lightning kept up for a couple hours. Staff tents blown down. A few trees down. Two hit power lines so we were without power for about 18 hours. No other damage. Class continued 15 min late without the Powerpoint slides.

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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby kwildman » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:25 am

It is up on the council web site now with a few pictures. My favorite is the one of a pioneering project were the cross spar was snapped in half but all the lashings held. :)

The trashed tents were from the High Adventure area who were all out doing the wilderness survival outpost and not in their tents.


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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby deweylure » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:02 am

Glad everyone is ok.


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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby jr56 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:02 pm

We often forget how powerful nature can be, we are always at risk when we venture outdoors. Glad nobody got hurt.
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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby WVBeaver05 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:13 pm

jr56 wrote:We often forget how powerful nature can be, we are always at risk when we venture outdoors. Glad nobody got hurt.

Or, when we don't venture into the outdoors. I tree falling will make little distinction between hitting a house and a tent. (I had a car that could attest to that - about 30 minutes after being parked in the driveway after returning from a Camporee.) Permanent strurctures will hold up better in winds, but even they aren't immune.

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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby wagionvigil » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Great time for everyone to take the BSA weather Awarness online course
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Re: Chief Logan Reservation - Close Call

Postby WVBeaver05 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:19 pm

Took it in June before Summer Camp.

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