Hurricane drill scheduled today for Harris Co.

April 29, 2008 4:10:43 AM PDT
One of the largest hurricane preparedness drills in the nation begins this morning in Harris County. The statewide hurricane drill, known as Hurrex, begins this morning at Houston Transtar. The annual hurricane exercise is coordinated by the governor's Division of Emergency Management.

More than 50 Harris County departments will take part, along with firefighters, paramedics, police, transportation officials and members of industry. They will conduct a drill to see what would happen if a Category 5 hurricane hit the state.

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