June 5, 2008
Chris Vdakes, left, who runs a taxi service at the Wakarusa Festival, looks at weather radar on his phone with David Barrett, Wakarusa Event Coordinator. At 7:45 p.m. Barrett announced an approaching severe storm to festival attendees on a nearby stage. According to Tasha Riggins, Wakarusa Festival spokeswoman, electrical generators and other musical equipment was turned off in preparation for the severe storm. Many attendees immediately began leaving the park and other sought shelter in the campground areas at Clinton State Park.