Disaster Drill Held In Tooele County

Disaster Drill Held In Tooele County

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TOOELE (KSL News Services) -- Hurricane Katrina has authorities in Utah preparing for local disasters. Today, they staged a large-scale drill in Tooele. They did it without the help of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has devoted almost all its resources to the hurricane-ravaged area in the south.

Crews dealt with a number of scenarios. One involved a mustard agent leak at the Deseret Chemical Depot. Another involved a fight at the decontamination site and people showing up claiming they'd been exposed to the agent when they hadn’t. Authorities say public hysteria would be the biggest problem.

Drill evaluators say responders did pretty good giving them a b-plus grade.

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