Tornado slams into Coastal's Atmore campus

Friday's drill used to train first responders staff and students in event of a disaster

Last Friday, Coastal Alabama Community College in Atmore held a mass casualty incident training that involved community partners and departments within the college. The simulated incident was a tornado that touched down at night, leaving behind damage and injuries. The event is aimed at streamlining emergency agency response protocols with the campus's nursing student body to show how working together can help those dealing with the aftermath of real-world situations run smoother.

After a 9 a.m. briefing with about 250 people, who would be involved just as they would be in a real event, scatte...

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