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Augusta Completes First Emergency Plan

Augusta, IL – The village of Augusta has completed its first emergency plan and is preparing to expand it. Committee chairwoman Cyndia Avise says her 16-member group wanted to complete a plan that would let the village continue for up to three days before outside help could come. She says there is emphasis on local resources. These include a contractor with equipment that could be used for rescue and community members with bedding, clothing or generators. Avise says the plan has been tested with a tabletop drill. The next step is working on plans for specific emergencies. Then the group will work in help from emergency responders in nearby towns.