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City Holds Disaster Drill

Operation Safe Metro a practice run for local agencies. A massive disaster drill was held across Omaha Saturday, giving police, fire, government agencies, and hospitals the opportunity to practice in the event of the real thing. “It’s a simulated terrorist event that’s actually taking place in about 20 different locations in the metropolitan area,” said Jim Rogers with Douglas Emergency Management. The scenario at Seymour Smith Park had one terrorist dead with three others having kidnapped a police officer and exploding a tanker releasing some sort of gas. As the “cloud” spread, people nearby dropped to the ground. “We wanted to add as much that is real,” said Rogers. “If you look at the actors out in the field, they have blood on them, they have injuries that are simulated.” Full Story

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