COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An evacuation drill took place Monday at the Gardens at Calvary Assisted Living Community in the Columbus area.
In today's annual offsite disaster drill, the fake scenario was that a tornado hit the Calvary campus and damaged the church, the school, and the residential building.
They evacuated one-third of their population, or about 35 residents to an off-site location.
"We hope we never need it," said Lisa Dodgen, who works at The Gardens. "Because things do happen. It allows our staff an opportunity to practice getting residents ready to go, getting their medications ready to go and notifying the community. All those things that you have to do in the time of a disaster."
The Gardens at Calvary is a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, providing assisted living care for elderly residents in Columbus.