BRUNSWICK, GA. | Residents can sample some meals ready to eat with some bottled water March 30 as local police, fire and other agencies participate in a full-scale, statewide exercise, Glynn County said.

 

The county, Brunswick, other local agencies and the state will participate in Vigilant Guard, a week-long emergency preparedness exercise that the Department of Defense and Georgia National Guard are coordinating, Glynn County said in a prepared statement.

The drill will simulate a Category 3 or 4 hurricane making direct landfall in the coastal Georgia region followed by a simulation of public health issues during the recovery period, Glynn County said.

Glynn County agencies will participate in a “point of distribution” from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at Mary Ross Park in Brunswick. The public is invited to come to the park during those hours to see how a point of distribution operates as the agencies distribute meals ready to eat, bottled water, Zika information and hand sanitizer to those who attend, the county said.

Brunswick’s and Glynn County’s public works, police and fire departments will participate as will the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, Glynn-Brunswick 911 communication center, county Recreation and Parks Department and the Glynn County school police.

Others participating are the College of Coastal Georgia police, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia State Patrol, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Georgia National Guard and the Defense Department.

Terry Dickson: (912) 264-0405