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Family Goes “Overboard” in Storm Drill

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How Prepared Is Your Family for a Natural Disaster?

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The Mascott family of Brookville, Maryland have a weather disaster plan, but after taking a trip to the University of Maryland Wind Tunnel and feeling the force of tropical storm winds, they're rethinking their preparation for a real storm.

"I think you have to have a plan," says Mr. Mascott, "Because with something like this it's hard to think straight."

A FEMA representative joined Byron Pitts at the Mascott's home to test their plan and gather supplies for an approaching storm in a hurry.

For a quick few minutes the Mascott family gathered everything they thought they would need to take care of themselves for those crucial first 72 hours.

How did the preparation professional grade the Mascott's? "You guys might have gone a little overboard."

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