Released On: November 16, 2004
The exercise will be live and occur in real time between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Residents of the Village at East Fork may notice increased emergency vehicle activity around the Village entrance. Local residents might also notice activity around the treatment plant as agency employees walk through various steps of the exercise.
During the exercise, the Bureau of Reclamation will perform a test of its emergency notification systems. Residents in and around the Village at East Fork will hear warning sirens and a pre-recorded emergency announcement in Spanish and English. Throughout its broadcast, the siren announcement will clearly state, "this is a test."
The purpose of the exercise is to test inter-agency communications and response plans. Lake County Emergency Management, Reclamation, and other emergency agencies routinely test emergency response plans in order to maintain readiness should an emergency event actually occur.
For questions regarding the emergency exercise, please contact either Kara Lamb with the Bureau of Reclamation or Jeff Foley with Lake County's Office of Emergency Management.
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