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Homeland Security in the Wiregrass

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Parts of it still remain a mystery. How could terrorists get past airport security and highjack planes, two of which rammed into New York’s twin towers? That was the case with 9/11.

Hurricane Katrina left thousands stranded without power, food, or water for weeks. Still, almost five months later, the effects are still being felt.

While it may seem unlikely that something of that nature would happen in the Wiregrass, according to the FBI and Texas A&M's Bush School for Terrorism and Homeland Security, it's not impossible.

When we asked to speak with the Texas A&M experts or the FBI, they couldn't comment because they say the information they have is so critical to the safety of area residents that it could jeopardize homeland security in our area could be compromised.

Slocomb Mayor Vickie Moore tells News 4 back in 2003, there was a chemical spill in Slocomb, and a few months ago a small gas spill. With some of the most recent disasters, some leaders have learned the hard way; they're not as prepared as they thought they were.

These seminars are taking place all across the nation.


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