Activities during the three day event included search and rescue simulations, the creation of a mobile medical hospital, the evacuation of 150 victims from the area, the distribution of goods to southern and northern Beaufort County, as well as the first-ever landing of a C-130 cargo plane at Hilton Head Municipal Airport.
Col. Pete Brooks, South Carolina Guard spokesman, said Beaufort County was selected as the South Carolina site because it sits on the Summerville Fault line, is in a hurricane-prone area, and because of the “excitement, energy and interest” of county emergency management director William Winn.
Gary Kubic, Beaufort County Administrator said, “We are concerned with the entire emergency response process and were very proud to host this effort. Quality response capability is the first step towards recovery.”
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