make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Training for a terrorist attack in our area

Our area is home to a nuclear plant, and a major port. That makes it a potential target for terrorists, and that is why the Coast Guard has a plan, just in case. Emergency service agencies from our area joined forces today for a terrorist training exercise. Crews spent the day practicing maneuvers and communication strategies in and out of the water. Col. Mike Babul, United States Army, said, "We plan for the expected, but we train for the unexpected. We don't know the extent of any unforeseen terrorist event might be, but training is an essential part of our preparation for that." The exercise was specifically designed to prepare emergency agencies in a Port City for any possible security threat. Emergency management officials from Brunswick and New Hanover Counties also participated in this morning's training.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.


attack! attack!

do you honestly think this area is ready for a terrorist attack? i don't think so. the united states armed services cannot catch you honestly think our local law enforcement can? i don't think so. as a matter of fact they can't even catch the thug thats attacking the young girls around wilmington. i'd personally, if i were wilmington citizens, be afraid of a terrorist attack. as it stands right now we capture no one and couldn't beat ourselves out of a wet paper bag!