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April 24, 2006

Albany - If you were in East Albany this morning, you likely heard explosion and sirens. Lots of them.

It was all part of a disaster drill to see how Albany State University would react in a real emergency.

Instead of going to classes, students were all told to find a safe location inside a building away from doors and windows for the first part of the drill. That was to simulate a tornado. Later, loud booms could be heard around campus to signify that a chemical spill had taken place.

Sam Russell says, "I think the campus wanted to get a better understanding so the students will be aware if a tornado drill or any kind of chemical spill goes on."

ASU Police officers will now hold an evaluation meeting to pinpoint any problems that developed during the drill and to outline what could be done better in the event of an emergency.