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Event to explore responses to Midwest disasters

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted May 20 2014 9:45AM

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Officials who helped manage the response to devastating tornadoes and the sinking of a tugboat will share their experiences at an emergency response conference in Iowa this week.

The Quad Cities Disaster Readiness Conference is scheduled for Wednesday at a conference center in Bettendorf.

Speakers are expected to discuss the lessons learned they learned responding to tornadoes that devastated Joplin, Missouri In May 2011, and Washington, Illinois last year.

A Coast Guard official is also expected to discuss the response to last year's sinking of a tugboat in the Mississippi River with 90,000 gallons of oil onboard near LeClaire, Iowa.

Details of the conference were announced Monday by the Scott County Health Department.

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