Years of emergency training and advance planning paid off Saturday night when strong thunderstorms lashed the Washington Fairgrounds, forcing cancellation of that night’s events and evacuation of Fair patrons, officials said.
Only one person, a woman, was injured during the evacuation. She suffered an abrasion to her arm when a tent pole fell, said Terry Buddemeyer, Washington Area Ambulance District chief. It was not a serious injury, he noted.
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