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If you see emergency crews scattered throughout DeWitt County today, there is nothing to be alarmed about.

Emergency crews today will be taking part in an every other year exercise that prepares emergency crews for a nuclear emergency at the Clinton Power Plant. DeWitt County Sheriff Shofner explains, his deputies along with several other agencies have been preparing for this for quite a while, and today everything they have learned gets put to the test.

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According to Sheriff Shofner, residents are likely to see vehicles they normally wouldn't see. Several state agencies could be called in as a part of this drill. Along with state agencies all the local authorities, fire departments, Clinton Police, and Sheriff's Deputies will be involved as well.

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Authorities will not know the time or what the test will be. Shofner says the only certainty with the drill is the day, he says everything else is up in the air.

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Sheriff Shofner says in today's age, dealing with emergency with the power plant has changed dramatically from not so long ago. He says with the possibility of terror attacks, there are many more things to be aware of.

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The drill will be at some point today, and again, authorities do not know when or what type of emergency they will be dealing with, but they ask that residents not be alarmed should they see several emergency vehicles out and about today.

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