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Terrebonne gets grant for emergency preparedness

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has received a $19,715 federal grant to prepare for a possible biological attack.

Earl Eues, director of the Terrebonne Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1gLVTT8 ) the office receives the money annually to reassess and update its plan and to practice training exercises.

If terrorism did hit Terrebonne Parish, Eues said his office is fully prepared to act.

Eues spends most of his time imagining worse-case scenarios - hurricanes, floods, even biological attacks - and figuring out how to respond.

His office practices drills about three times a year to stay up to speed on the latest training and reviews and revises its plan. It also has gas masks ready for first responders, such as paramedics, police officers and firefighters.

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