Emergency Personnel Drill for Hurricane Evacuation - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

06/22/05

Emergency Personnel Drill for Hurricane Evacuation

Residents in Beaufort and throughout the State of South Carolina tested their skills yesterday. State and local law enforcement officers worked together with emergency management as part of a statewide hurricane evacuation exercise.

During the mock scenario, they tested their communications to make sure they're ready for any hurricane conditions that might come our way.

"Today is an effort to ensure when we're called, we'll be able to provide a better evacuation for the coastal community, in this case Beaufort County," said Lance Cpl. Bryan McDougal of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

In other parts of the state today, officials tested out lane reversals.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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