Drills paid off on night of tornado


At times, the practice drills conducted in the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) might involve a lot of light-hearted joking.

“It can get a little silly sometimes,” said Sheriff Roger Deeds.

But the regular practice drills that are required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because of the county’s proximity to the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant is being credited for why local officials are being praised for their handling of last week’s tornado tragedy.


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