To the Rescue

By Joelyn Hansen

Yesterday after months of anticipation, the Bonneville County Emergency Operations Centers was activated. Don't worry, it was a test, but a good test of how well the county would handle a disaster in Bonneville County. 

For 4 hours during a mock response to a 7.2 earthquake, the center was inundated with phone call after phone call -- similar to what it would be like in real emergency -- to determine how well the EOC would function in a real-life emergency. Overall, the center functioned well.