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Emergency Management practices terror attack

Johnson County Emergency Management hosted a day-long emergency exercise on Sept. 21 at the county's Emergency Operations Center.

The scenario involved a simulated terrorist attack with active shooters and massive explosions. In the exercise, the county activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center. Officials collaborated with the cities of Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Mission Hills and Johnson County Community College to conduct the disaster exercise, working through countless obstacles along the simulation.

The emergency exercise is part of National Preparedness Month. This month, residents are encouraged to sign up for the county's emergency alerts through NotifyJoCo.org or to update their existing information if they are already signed up.

Employees are encouraged to use the hashtag #NotifyJoCo to post and view social media content of the exercise, or watch various media coverage of the day-long exercise: KCTV5 and 41 Action News.