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Disaster drill planned for state park in March

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MANDEVILLE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana National Guard troops and local and state authorities will use Fontainebleau State Park for a disaster response drill March 22-23.

State officials say most facilities in the 2,800 acre park will be closed to the public on the drill dates.

The park, near Mandeville, is expected to come alive with helicopters, watercraft, high-water vehicles and National Guard troops.

The drill is a cooperative endeavor of the National Guard, the St. Tammany Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security and local law enforcement agencies.

The exercises will focus on search-and-rescue operations, supplies distribution and communications.

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