COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Lowndes County first responders will participate in a large-scale drill next week.
The drill will be on Tuesday, September 18 at 8 a.m. It will be held at Propst Park on Main Street in Columbus and at the Long-Term Health Care Facilities.
This will include Mississippi University for Women, the Columbus Air Force Base, Baptist Memorial Hospital and other healthcare facilities.
All tornado sirens will be activated at 8:15 a.m. for this drill.
This year’s drill is designed to demonstrate the county’s ability to respond to a tornado incident with mass casualties in the city of Columbus.