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Mock drill shows parish preparedness

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Ruston Fire Chief James Tornabene said if the wind were blowing to the south and the derailment happened near Louisiana Tech University or Grambling State University, the death toll could reach the thousands.

Because of that fear, area emergency responders staged a mock drill yesterday to not only test the response, but to train responders.

Tornabene said the drill was a surprising success.

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