Jefferson County announces disaster drill

By WBRC staff

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Don't be afraid; it's only a drill. The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency wants you to be aware of a Thursday training exercise.

Emergency managers plan to conduct what they call a major training exercise in Birmingham's Ensley community. They will simulate a deadly chemical spill at Industrial Chemicals, Inc., on Roberts Industrial Park in Ensley.

The drill will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until about 3:00 p.m., according to a release from the Jefferson County EMA.