You may see extra emergency equipment on the streets today, particularly in the area of Isles of Palmer Ranch. That’s where Sarasota County officials will be running a disaster preparedness drill today, which will simulate damage from several tornado strikes in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Several Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Committees and Community Emergency Response Teams will participate in the exercise. The Meadows and Glen Oaks communities will use this opportunity to test their phone tree and emergency information center procedures. The drill is also a training opportunity for people that would work in the county’s Emergency Operations Center during a real disaster.