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D.C. tests disaster planning in city-wide drill



Hurricane Zoe, a Category 2 storm, damaged a large number of District homes, caused major roads to flood and left more than 87,000 D.C. residents without power.

That fabricated scenario was the setting for a full-scale exercise performed by D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Wednesday, allowing a wide swath of District agencies to practice their response to a massive city-wide emergency.

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