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Counties survey storm damage

In five days, Edgefield County planned to test its emergency response operations by simulating a tornado. It is still on the schedule, but seems anti-climactic. "That was a good shakedown cruise for us yesterday," mused Mike Casey, director of emergency preparedness for Edgefield County. "The biggest thing now is making sure the trees are out of the way." Just 24 hours after storms swept through the Augusta area, crews spent much of Friday cleaning up.