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Marines, civilians hold destructive weather exercise

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - In eastern Carolina, hurricanes are nothing new.
    
But that isn't stopping communities from preparing for the worst.
    
Over the past few days, Marines at Camp Lejeune and New River have been training to respond to a category 3 hurricane.

The training involves setting up shelters, where members of the community can come for safety and be treated for injuries.
    
The entire process is run through the command center, which gives out instructions to the different locations.

"It doesn't matter if it's a hurricane, if it's a wild land fire, if it's tornadoes like we had in 2011, you have to have a place for people to go to be able to recover until their homes are back serviceable," said Eric Carlson, Emergency Management, Camp Lejeune.

In the case of a real emergency, the Red Cross would also be on hand to help the Marine bases.
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