FEMA are to conduct a massive military drill named ‘Cascadia Rising 2016’, in the event of an earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) on June 7-10.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster.”
June 7-10, 2016 Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC/ECCs) at all levels of government and the private sector will activate to conduct a simulated field response operation within their jurisdictions and with neighboring communities, state EOCs, FEMA, and major military commands.
Conducting successful life-saving and life-sustaining response operations in the aftermath of a Cascadia Subduction Zone disaster will hinge on the effective coordination and integration of governments at all levels – cities, counties, state agencies, federal officials, the military, tribal nations – as well as non-government organizations and the private sector.
One of the primary goals of Cascadia Rising is to train and test this whole community approach to complex disaster operations together as a joint team.”
This major undertaking should be some cause for concern. The U.S. government have a history of conducting so-called ‘drills’ as a means to orchestrate or secretly prepare for a real-life emergency.
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