Disaster Drill Set for Louisiana Park

Louisiana National Guard troops and local and state authorities will use Fontainebleau State for a disaster response drill March 22-23.

The Times-Picayune reports the 2,800-acre park near Mandeville will come alive with helicopters, watercraft, high-water vehicles and National Guard troops.

The drill is a cooperative endeavor of the National Guard, the St. Tammany Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security and local law enforcement agencies.

The exercises will focus on search-and-rescue operations, supplies distribution and communications.

State officials say most facilities in the park will be closed to the public on the drill dates.