Lee County disaster drill set for Wednesday

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LEE COUNTY – Lee County Emergency Preparedness Task Force will be conducting a county-wide disaster drill on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.  This mock disaster will take place at the Ivor Fowler Center in Montrose, and drill a mass shooting incident.
The drill will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Each community partner participating in this mock disaster drill has set organizational goals and objectives to accomplish to better prepare them for a real-life incident.
Emergency service agencies participating include:  Lee County EMS, Fort Madison Community Hospital, Keokuk Area Hospital, Lee County Health Department, Lee County Sheriff, Montrose Fire and Police Department, Fort Madison Police Department and Lee County Emergency Management.
Area residents are urged to note the date and time of the disaster drill so as not to be alarmed when the large number of Emergency Service vehicles make their way to the scene for the drill. Also if you are visiting one of the participating organizations during the drill there may be some mock precautions put in place.
Lee County runs an annual county-wide disaster drill to formulate a plan for the distribution of resources and communication among our community partners.

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