Monday, March 05, 2012
Fire Station Lost To Tornadoes
Milton (KY) Fire-Rescue Station-2 Leveled by Twisters
Milton, KY (March 2, 2012) -- The National Weather Service confirms a EF3 and an EF2 tornado touched down near Milton, Kentucky. Fire chief Jason Long's dash cam video captured the moment he arrived at Milton fire station 2 only to find it destroyed. 2 firefighters rode out the tornado in the men's room of the firehouse
The lone fire engine at station 2 took a beating and though the winds walloped every inch, it seems to be no match for the spirit in Milton. "When it rained and hailed they were putting flags up there," says Vicki McQueary. "We will make it through this. We will rebuild."
Video from Chief Long's dash cam can be found on CNN at:
The Department needs to replace the engine and equipment that was housed in Station 2, including a fish fryer trailer which generates most of the department's income for the year. If you can help, contact Chief Long through the department's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milton-Fire-Rescue/105322572843196