Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Our state is making sure it’s prepared for the worst.

Thursday Governor Malloy announced emergency preparedness drills starting Saturday.  They’ll be coordinated by the state’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

The exercise will mimic a tornado touching down. The goal of the drills is to test the coordination and response of agencies that have to respond to emergencies.

There will be a special focus on preparedness in schools.  The exercise is part of Governor Malloy’s ongoing Emergency Preparedness and Planning Initiative, which began in 2011 and included the first statewide exercise in 2012.  The state’s other recent drills simulated hurricanes and major winter storms.

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