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D.C. is continuing full-scale emergency-response exercises to test the District's preparedness for multiple terrorist incidents. Saturday's exercises tested the city's response to an actual terror attack. But Sunday's drills will test District agencies' performance on 'sheltering operations' - which assist people in the aftermath of a wide-scale emergency. These operations include getting people back into their homes, reuniting families and providing short-term housing. Darrell Darnel is Director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency in DC. He says last week's terror arrests validate the need for such drills. "This is an opportunity to exercises and validate the training and planning in as close to areal world scenario as we can." The exercises have been taking place at McKinley Technical High School and Dunbar High.

Mana Rabiee reports...

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