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New model being used in case of attack on city

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

Louisville andMinneapolis-St. Paul are the only two cities across the country chosen todemonstrate in a so-called National Postal Model.

Mayor Greg Fisherannounced Louisville's would join Wednesday, while standing next to postalworkers, health departments and officials from the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services.

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

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

The way the program worksis in case of an attack the mayor would ask the governor for supplies from thenational stockpile.

The medicines would beguarded by the Metro Corrections Department and The Jefferson County Sheriff'soffice before being sent out for delivery to homes by police escorted postalcarriers.

More than 300 Metro postalcarriers, about 70 percent of the workforce, had volunteered by Wednesdaymorning.

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