Updated: Jun 5
MOUND CITY – The Linn County Commissioners heard reports from County Clerk David Lamb, the fire department and ambulance service on Monday, May 2.
Lamb reported that during the storm on Thursday, April 28, the emergency services tower north of Mound City had taken a hit. There was damage to the antenna and some of the equipment which has been turned into the county’s insurance. Lamb said that Information Technology (IT) Director Chris Martin was working on that.
Linn County Fire Chief Doug Barlet said that while the county did not see any notable damage from the storm on Friday night, he had dispatched storm watchers because the cell that went through Linn County was the same one that went through Andover, Kan., where a tornado caused significant damage to property.
Barlet reported that there had been nine incidents the past week. There was a fire at an oil tank battery due to a lightning strike, one passenger vehicle fire, one off-road equipment fire, one brush/grass fire, one other fire, one motor vehicle non-injury call, one medical assist, and two storm watcher callouts.
American Medical Response (AMR) Operations Manager Galen Anderson reported that there had been 57 ambulance transports for the month of April, which was a little below what the company expected from historical trends.
Anderson said that AMR was working with the city of Pleasanton to have a dedicated ambulance at the “Thunder on the Street” motorcycle rally on June 4.