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DeKalb Mock Emergency Drill This Saturday
Wednesday Apr 23, 2014 8:50am

By: Jim Measel

(AUBURN) - The Dekalb County Health Department and Dekalb Homeland Security will be conducting a mock community emergency preparedness drill this Saturday. The two hour drill will start at 9:00am. It will be at J.R. Watson Elementary School in Auburn. According to a post on the DeKalb County Sheriffs Department Facebook page, officials will simulate the release of anthrax at the school and set up a "point of distribution" site. Residents are being encouraged to drive through the site and "actively engage" in the exercise. Emergency officials want to see how many vehicles they can get through several lines that will be set up in an hour. M and M's will be passed out as simulated antibiotics for the Anthrax exposure. State emergency preparedness officials will later evaluate the exercise. A food drive will be held in conjunction with the drive-through section of the drill. People are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Dekalb County food bank.

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