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April, May and June are known to be the peak months for tornado season in the United States.1 After the string of tornados in Alabama, Georgia and Florida on Sunday, emergency officials know this is just the beginning of a very long season.

Now known as the deadliest outbreak since 2013, one of the twisters has been classified as an EF4, the first one reported since 2017, and has killed at least 23 people.2

Just as scientists work to create and improve technology that predicts and warns communities of these dangerous storms, emergency officials prepare for their response after the storm touches down. In addition to search and rescue, officials must determine the extent of damage, casualties and the status of key facilities.3

If mass casualty incident occurred in your community, how would officials manage the overwhelming number of victims’ bodies? Where would the deceased be held if there was no more space in the morgue, or if the morgue no longer existed?

MED Alliance Mobile Morgue Trailers are designed to help in these situations, whether the trailer is needed for transporting the deceased to the morgue, accommodating over capacity at the morgue or serving as a temporary morgue.

With 20 stainless steel body trays, mobile morgue trailers are equipped with an electric generator and refrigerator, so coroners and medical examiners can be confident their standards and best practices are not being compromised. The spacious trailers are 8’x8’x16’ and have fold-up/down racks for convenience and efficiency when loading and unloading.

Ensure your community is prepared to handle a mass casualty incident with a mobile morgue trailer from MED Alliance. Trailers can be rented or purchased.

Learn more about mobile morgue trailers, or contact us for more information at marketing@medalliancegroup.com or 888-891-1200.

References

  1. https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/2018-03-27-april-may-june-tornadoes-peak-months
  2. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/breaking-destructive-tornadoes-strike-alabama-georgia-sunday-afternoon/70007598
  3. https://www.fema.gov/pdf/plan/6-ch-h.pdf