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Agencies to participate in preparedness exercise

June 13, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

On Saturday, the Upshur County Office of Emergency Management, along with many other counties and agencies across the state, will participate in a statewide disaster preparedness exercise.

On Saturday, the public may hear simulated exercise radio traffic on various radio talk-groups and frequencies normally used by first responders in this region.

The Upshur EOC may call various providers of service to the county and city, such as faith-based organizations and non-governmental organizations to test notification systems and make inquiries as to availability of personnel and facilities.

The Upshur EOC may post simulated public notices on Facebook, and Twitter regarding the exercise.

This exercise is a simulation of heavy rains and flooding in the state of West Virginia, creating a state of emergency. Many counties in this region are participating, and may transmit similar radio traffic.

More information is available by calling the Upshur County Office of Emergency Management at 304-472-4983.



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