Rhode Island Hosting Statewide Hurricane Response Training This Week

August 1, 2012

Rhode Island emergency management officials are testing the state’s response to a major hurricane.

The state’s National Guard and Emergency Management Agency are holding a hurricane simulation. It runs from Monday, July 30, through Friday, August 3.

Dubbed “Vigilant Guard,” the statewide exercise is designed as practice and to help identify ways to improve the state’s planning and response to a natural disaster.

National Guard members from Rhode Island and surrounding states are participating, as are emergency officials from all the New England states and New York.

Overall, 1,100 National Guard members will take part in the simulation.

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