County to take part in weather exercise
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County will join other counties in Central Pennsylvania today in a weather emergency exercise.
This week is Weather Emergency Preparedness Week in Pennsylvania and the state's 67 counties are holding severe weather exercise drills as part of the observance.
During the exercise, the National Weather Service will issue exercise-based severe weather reports over normal reporting channels.
Franklin County Emergency Services will funnel that information to area schools, nursing homes and day care centers to test response plans, said Don Eshleman Jr., emergency services coordinator.
He said the annual drill takes place prior to severe weather that is common in Pennsylvania in the spring and early summer.