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Three-day Ga. hurricane exercise ends

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia emergency planners have finished a three-day statewide hurricane exercise.

The HURREX 2012 exercise ended on Thursday. It involved more than 800 people from local, state, volunteer and federal agencies who responded to a simulated Category 3 hurricane that landed south of Savannah.

The simulated storm caused catastrophic damage to buildings along the coast and spawned a tornado in metro Atlanta.

Emergency planners divided the exercise into three different phases: Pre-landfall, post-landfall and recovery. The workers used data and information support sources in scenarios ranging from evacuation to sheltering to search and rescue situations.

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