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Red Cross stages disaster exercise
FLORESVILLE -- Shannon Ridge subdivision north of here was the site of simulated tornado touchdown in the early hours of March 2. Thirty-five homeowners volunteered to participate in the 2013 American Red Cross Disaster Assessment Exercise, which was simultaneously conducted in 36 other communities throughout Texas and Oklahoma.
Members of the Wilson County 2nd Responders/Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program conducted a partnership exercise with volunteers from the American Red Cross and local county HAM radio operators. The four-hour exercise, which evaluated disaster site command, communications, mobile assessment team operations, response to incident challenges, and reporting of disaster data is part of the continuous training of the 2nd Responders and the CERT program.
For more information, contact Cynthia Stafford, volunteer coordinator, Wilson County Office of Emergency Management, at 830-393-8573, or e-mail email@example.com.
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