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Norfolk planning disaster drill for Thursday

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NORFOLK, NE (US92) - Emergency management officials in Norfolk, Nebraska are alerting the public of a disaster drill later this week that may appear to be a real working industrial disaster.

The exercise is planned for this Thursday afternoon at the Nucor Steel Plant north of Norfolk.

This is a multiple agency exercise that will include a number of different scenarios such a mass casualty incident, confined space rescue and a hazardous materials spill response at the Nucor Steel facility.

Nucor and emergency management officials say the agencies that will be participating in the drill include Norfolk Fire and Rescue, Faith Regional Health Services, Life-Net, Madison, Pierce and Knox County Emergency Management as well as internal Nucor responders.

The overall purpose of the drill is to test the response and training of the various agencies.

Although responders will not be using lights or sirens, the public may see traffic coming in and out of the plant on Nucor Road.

They are urged to remember, it is only a drill.

The exercise is expected to get underway around 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and could last 2 hours or more.

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