A simulated hurricane drill was held in Woodville Saturday, June 7. The drill covered all the coastal areas of Texas, from the Sabine River to the Rio Grande River, for approximately 100 miles inland.
The area was divided into three sections. This section included the area from Chambers County to north of Houston, to Polk County, to Angelina County, and to the Louisiana border.
A command post was set up in the Tyler County Emergency Command center. This showed how the various emergency groups work together in an emergency.
The exercise was handled exactly like a real event starting with Section meetings, General Briefing, Executive briefing, Tactics meeting, Planning meeting, and End of Daily Cycle Statistics compiled.
A simulated shelter was set up at St. Paul's Episcopal Church to demonstrate how to set up a registration table, sleeping areas, feeding areas, children play areas, and other aspects of sheltering persons displaced by a (natural or man made) disaster.
Thanks to Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette for coming by.
Local volunteers John Stagg, Mary Annette Stagg, Sharon Smith, Teddy Allen, and Tsagoi Jennings hosted and participated in the event.