Emergency Drill Today

We'll find out today if Mid-Michigan can handle a bio-terror emergency. A mock disaster exercise involving nine counties begins today.

The emergency operations center in Lansing will play a large role in the mock drill.

Local authorities will purposely put strain on local hospitals and emergency centers, to see how well they would hold up during a disaster.

Hundreds of volunteers are helping with the drill.

Today's exercise leads up to the main event tomorrow, where schools and other buildings will be utilized as part of the drill.

Counties involved in the disaster drill include Ingham, Eaton, Jackson, Hillsdale, Clinton, Gratiot, Livingston, Shiawassee, and Lenawaee