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Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:44

Preparedness, Cooperation on Display at Westport Disaster-Response Drill

(TNS) - There was a common theme Tuesday morning at the Westport Marina public boat launch. There, the military was displaying the tactics, personnel and equipment to be used if, and when, the “big one” hits:

“Man, I hope we never have to use it, but I sure am glad it’s there if we do.”

An effective disaster relief plan has many moving parts. Personnel and equipment from the Army, Navy, Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and National Guard all come together to form a cohesive team that can provide anything from food, water and medical supplies to heavy construction equipment to clear roads in the aftermath of a disaster.

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