Tornado Drill In Lenoir County Looks To Improve Emergency Response

A tornado based full-scale exercise in Lenoir County Thursday hopes to strengthen the communities emergency response to severe weather events.

Officials simulated the aftermath of a tornado directly impacting Lenoir Memorial Hospital and Kinston High School.

For months the department of emergency services has been working with both public and private sectors to plan this exercise.

The exercise was planned in response to the deadly tornado's that moved through the east on April 16th of this year.

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