LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Fire trucks and paramedics lined the parking lot of a Merit Health Wesley facility on U.S. 98 this morning for an explosion, luckily this was only a drill.
Lamar County emergency responders participated in the disaster drill with Merit Health Wesley today as a part of emergency preparedness.
The disaster scenario:
"A storm comes through and lightning hits the office building with the Oak Grove clinic and the Merit Health Wesley Sleep Center. It also hits the truck of one of the patients who is in the Sleep Center and the truck explodes. Several patients are injured and have to be transported to Merit Health Wesley's primary facility."
The scenario had a total of 10 patients that were scattered throughout the facility, and arriving emergency personnel had to find, assess, and remove them from the facility. From the disaster site, the patients were transported to Merit Health Wesley's primary facility for treatment.