Mock city for disaster training nears completion

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PERRY, Ga. (AP) -- A mock city built so emergency workers can train for disasters is nearing completion in a central Georgia city.

The complex known as "Guardian City" in Perry will serve as a training facility for emergency responders from around the nation.

Officials say construction of the mock city, built at a former Northrop Grumman plant, is almost complete. The first exercise is planned for December, with about 40 Marines planning to work an earthquake response scenario.

The mock city will include a dual-track subway, a mile-long interstate, a floodable neighborhood and two blocks of demolished buildings.

Associated Press

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