Red Cross Tornado Drill Saturday

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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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