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Emergency Planning Committee Examines Local Preparedness

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:22 am
Author: KCII News - Ben Stanton

The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee prepares local agencies for disasters. They also prepare documents that are part of state requirements. They are looking at planning another ‘table-top’ exercise where law enforcement, public health, hospital staff, and other emergency responders talk through a disaster scenario.  In the past they have covered such hypothetical situations as a severe blizzard, tornado, bombings, and chemical spills.

The committee’s meetings are open to the public.  They meet again on February 15 at the Washington County Hospital.