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New model being used in case of attack on city

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A new model using postal workers is being tested in case of an attack.

Louisville and Minneapolis-St. Paul are the only two cities across the country chosen to demonstrate in a so-called National Postal Model.

Mayor Greg Fisher announced Louisville's would join Wednesday, while standing next to postal workers, health departments and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mayor Fischer said there is no need to worry and that there is no specific threat against the area.

The program will cover all of Louisville's Metro zip codes and parts of Bullitt and Oldham Counties, but it will not cover southern Indiana.

The way the program works is in case of an attack the mayor would ask the governor for supplies from the national stockpile.

The medicines would be guarded by the Metro Corrections Department and The Jefferson County Sheriff's office before being sent out for delivery to homes by police escorted postal carriers.

More than 300 Metro postal carriers, about 70 percent of the workforce, had volunteered by Wednesday morning.

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