: News

Filed Under:

Second Day of D.C. Emergency Drills Focus on the Aftermath

Play associated audio

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...

NPR

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.
NPR

The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

NPR

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.