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County seeking grant to help prepare for terror attacks

Posted at 3:04 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 15:31:31-05

Oakland County is seeking a federal grant to help prepare for coordinated terror attacks.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports Friday that nearly $685,000 is being requested from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. More than $350,000 would be used for training.

The funding is part of the department's Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks. A report on the grant application was being reviewed by the county's finance committee.

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the need to prepare for potential attacks is "critical" given the number of people living in and visiting Oakland County each day.

He said the money will be used for collaboration and coordination among the county's 61 communities.