Press Releases

Wednesday 04/02/2014 2:12 PM - Strong Wind Event

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781 4547
Type of Incident: Strong Wind Event
Date and Time of Incident: 4-1-14, Overnight Hours
Place of Occurrence: Camp San Luis Obispo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: Sometime last night, a strong wind event occurred on the grounds of Camp San Luis Obispo. The wind event created a path of damage that included a set of wooden stairs and a 30-foot set of bleachers that were picked up and carried by the wind and destroyed, a 20-foot connex (large metal cargo container) that was moved approximately 12 feet and flipped, and severe damage to trees, fencing, a communications pole and a cell tower. No one was injured. This wind event may have been the result of a possible downburst, which is a meteorological term which indicates winds that are directed downward and then outward, contrary to a tornado in which the winds are moving inward and upward. Media are directed to Camp San Luis Obispo's Public Affairs point of contact , Major Mark Johnson at (805) 594-6505.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 04/02/2014 2:12 PM