Red Cross Tornado Drill Saturday

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011  |  Updated 12:30 PM CDT
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Red Cross Helps Storm Damage Victims

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The American Red Cross will be doing a statewide simulated tornado disaster response test on Saturday.

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Red Cross Helps Storm Damage Victims

The bulk of the home damaged by tornadoes were in Dallas, Rockwall and Denton counties, and the Red Cross is helping residents whose homes were rules no longer safe to live in.
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It's a drill.

The American Red Cross will be doing a statewide simulated tornado disaster response test on Saturday.

A statement Tuesday from the emergency response organization says 22 Texas Red Cross chapters will take part. The effort is described as the group's first statewide disaster drill.

The devastating weather scenario will involve more than 600 disaster assessment volunteers. They'll be dealing with mock conditions after reports of dangerous storms.

Spokesman Neil McGurk says the 22 chapters are in Beaumont, Austin, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Dallas, Pampa, El Paso, Houston, Waco, Kerrville, Wichita Falls, Orange, Brownwood, Bay City, San Antonio, Tyler, Harlingen, Midland, Amarillo, Denison and Texarkana.

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