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Lowndes County first responders to hold large drill next week

Lowndes County first responders will participate in a large-scale drill next week.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 3:18 PM
Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 3:18 PM

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.

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