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Drill deals with disaster
Sianna Womack plays a victim in the drill.
Madison Jones was in a school bus Wednesday morning on her way to WCHS when tornado-like winds caused the bus to roll and toss passengers against seats and walls.At least that was the story she told medical personnel at the hospital emergency room as part of a multi-county disaster drill. The drill was held to test how the Saint Thomas River Park ER staff would respond to a much higher volume of patients due to a natural disaster.“The scenario we’re dealing with is a tornado coming through multiple counties in the Upper Cumberland,” said River Park nursing supervisor Shauna Samuel. “This is our test to see how we’ll handle it when we’re hit with a much larger influx of patients than what we’re used to having.”The drill was conducted simultaneously at hospitals around the region.