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MCLB Albany conducts weather drill

Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base wants to be ready for potential severe weather this spring.

Tuesday the base held a weather exercise drill, to remind people there what to do to protect themselves.

At 1:45 Tuesday afternoon the base sounded the alarm. The 3000 to 4000 people who live and work on the base went to designated safe areas, where they would take shelter from a tornado.

After the all clear, the base's Emergency Operations Center would account for all the people on the base and damage. Officials say the drill is timely.

Installation Emergency Manager Michael Harris said "Especially here with hurricane season coming up, we're going to start to start working to where we can have these drills more often, and make sure our people are safe. And work with the city as well."

Emergency weather drills like these are held twice a year now, but officials feel because of recent violent storms in South Georgia they will hold them more often.

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