Hoosier State ready for any possible attacks

An attack on the Hoosier State could happen, and Tuesday, congress members gathered to make sure the state is ready.

Jackie Walorski and Joe Donnelly participated in a field hearing to assess the state's preparedness for a mass casualty event.

The objective was to examine Indiana’s readiness for a variety of threats including chemical, biological and nuclear attacks.

“How do we keep tradition in place the keeping people safe so they can enjoy the race in safety," says Senator Joe Donnelly.

“It is not a question of if a mass casualty event will occur in Indiana but when it will happen,” says Mark Bowen with the Hamilton County Sheriff. “How will it happen to what magnitude will it happen and will we be prepared for it when it does happen."

The Federal Emergency Management Team, or FEMA, was on hand, along with members of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and first responders.

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