Postal Service plans emergency prep exercise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service says it plans to conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in Nashville this week.

The exercise planned for Wednesday will test the Postal Service's and the city's response plans to a biohazard event.

The Postal Service says the "full-scale" exercise will include employee evacuations from the Nashville Mail Processing & Distribution Center.

The exercise is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 3 p.m. and last about 3 1/2 hours.

Agencies that will be involved the exercise include the Tennessee State Police, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Red Cross and Nashville's fire, police, emergency management and public health departments.


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