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It’s an Emergency. We’re Not Prepared.

Disaster is bearing down on all sides of late. A ravaging cyclone in Burma. A killer earthquake in China. Even the United States hasn't escaped unscathed, with tornadoes ripping across the heartland and Southeast and floods rising in the mid-Atlantic. 

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Feds: No Threat Directed at 500

The Indianapolis 500 is an attractive target for terrorists, federal authorities said, but there has been no credible or specific threat aimed at the Memorial Day weekend race. 

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Commonwealth Expands Emergency Communication System

Local governments in central Virginia and Hampton Roads are getting a new satellite-based digital alerting system that will allow them to keep communication with the Virginia Emergency Operations Center in the event of phone or Internet loss. The Emergency Management Network, or EMnet, also lets localities send Emergency Alert System messages directly to their local media during emergencies and disasters. 

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Task Force Devising Courts Disaster Plan

An emergency management official recommended having alternative sites to hold court and being ready to move there within hours as part of a disaster response plan for Texas courts. 

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Scott Air Force Base Tests Disaster Response

Military personnel here are testing their response to a variety of disasters this week as part of a national exercise that involves more than two dozen federal agencies. The simulated exercise includes simultaneous terrorist attacks and a hurricane. 

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