Tonight the Washington County Emergency Management Commission will be discussing the mock emergency disaster scheduled for next month. The drill will include many agencies in the county, including Washington County Public Health, Washington County Hospital and Clinics, area emergency management and emergency response agencies. At the group’s last meeting in June, Washington and Keokuk counties emergency management coordinator Larry Smith expressed that a large scale drill was needed and that it had been too long since one was conducted. The specifications of the drill have yet to be set, but the tentative date is October 12th.
The meeting will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.