Tornado drill impacts hundreds

February 27, 2016
Photo Submitted  Students at Barbourville Elementary participated in the statewide drill Tuesday.

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Students at Barbourville Elementary participated in the statewide drill Tuesday.

Hundreds of Barbourville children and adults successfully completed a tornado drill Tuesday as part of a statewide drill by Kentucky Emergency Management.


“All sirens worked properly,” said Barbourville Mayor David Thompson. “I was with Police Chief Winston Tye when the alarm sounded and everything went as planned.”

Several organizations participated in the drill, including schools, daycares, Barbourville ARH, Knox County Health Department, Knox County Courthouse and large business. The drill was to ensure the town would be prepared for the event of an actual tornado.

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