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2018-11-07 / Front Page

Dear Area Residents,

Organizations from your community will participate in an emergency exercise drill taking place Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m.

The exercise is being conducted in order to test and improve your community’s overall preparedness for an emergency event.

The fictional exercise simulates a mass casualty incident. Exercise participants will replicate a traffic crash at the Flowing Well Rest Area on M-28, and emergency responders will simulate crash scenes and treat volunteers who are pretending to be victims.

The incident is not real; however, the response activities during the fictional exercise will be practiced in a manner that is as realistic as possible. Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, the Newberry Fire Department, Luce EMS, Luce County Sheriff, Columbus Township Fire Department, Luce County ARES and Luce County Emergency Management will be participating.

For your safety, and in order to complete the exercise in a realistic environment, the exercise area will not be open to the public. We ask for your patience and support if the exercise disrupts your daily routine.

There are simple steps that Americans can take to prepare themselves and their loved ones for emergencies: be informed, make a plan, build a disaster supply kit and get involved through opportunities that support community preparedness.

By gathering supplies to meet basic needs, discussing what to do during an emergency with your family in advance and being aware of the risks and appropriate actions, you’ll be better prepared for the unexpected and can help better prepare your community and the country.

Please visit www.ready .gov or call 1-800-BEREADY to learn more about preparedness activities.

We thank all area residents for their support of this important exercise.

Brent Wilson
Luce County
Emergency Manager

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