CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - The tragic bombing in Boston has residents in Clark County concerned for their safety.
Springfield mother, Kathy Spurgin, and her family run marathons often and cannot imagine something so horrible happening.
"It is scary to think that that could have happened and they could have been hurt like that," said Spurgin.
Today America is in mourning following the tragic Boston bombings. Kathy Weber has those same concerns that Spurgin has and a lot of unanswered questions.
"Was it another terrorist attack or was it something there in Boston that happened. Locally done?," said Weber.
These are the questions that government officials are trying to figure out.
Anita Biles with Clark County Emergency Response Management says one thing is for certain, should a similar emergency happen in Clark County, they'll be prepared.
"I would say know this. I can ever say there's no need for you to worry about anything ever because obviously by what we've seen at Boston, you never know when something can happen. What I can say is Clark County is prepared," said Biles.
Created after the terror attacks on September 11, it's called the Emergency Response Plan that involves local law enforcement, Emergency Response Management, medics, firefighters, Springfield Regional Hospital and the Clark County Coroner's Office.
"Through this plan, these agencies are assigned specific roles to handle mass emergency situations should they come up, so there's no confusion about who's responsible for certain tasks," said Biles.
Officials cannot go into specifics concerning their plan of action to keep it secure, but either way, Spurgin says she finds comfort in knowing there is one.
As far as the Boston bombings, she prays authorities make arrests soon. "For the person who did it. I would just have to ask why? What a waste. What a waste of life," said Spurgin.
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