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[Video] KEZI: Emergency Drill for Vulnerable Groups

Posted December 19th, 2013 by UHDS News

(Dec.  18, 2013, KEZI) CORVALLIS, Ore. – An emergency drill on Wednesday helped multiple agencies practice an evacuation plan for the region’s most vulnerable populations.

The exercise is part of a plan that Benton County has been planning for the last six years: a plan that helps vulnerable populations evacuate the area in case of an earthquake, a storm, flooding, or other emergency situations. The County says during emergencies, it can be difficult for certain people to evacuate: those who might have mobility issues, cognitive disabilities, and those who have sight or hearing impairments. On Wednesday, the County practiced its existing plan to test its abilities to help these groups.

Many agencies participated in the drill, including but not limited to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the Corvallis Fire Department, the Benton County Health Department, Oregon State University, and the Corvallis Police Department. Read the full story on KEZI.

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