Siloam Springs Prepares for Disaster With Drill

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Siloam Springs will take part in a tornado drill Tuesday morning to make sure they know how to handle a severe weather disaster.

The drill will be at the Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab Center with a mock severe thunderstorm warning just before 7 a.m. (April 15). The drill is expected to last several hours.

If a tornado strikes and injuries dozens of people, hospitals said they want to be ready for an influx in patients. According to city leaders, they wanted the drill to be as real as possible, so a triage area will be set up involving about 20 actors. Each person will be made up with cuts, bruises, and varies injuries.

Police, firefighters, and emergency management personnel are participating in the drill.