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FEMA Preps for 9.0 magnitude June Drill

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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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Drill Cascadia Rising 2016 June 7-10, 2016
www.fema.gov...




Recent subduction zone earthquakes around the world underscore the catastrophic impacts we will face when the next CSZ earthquake and tsunami occurs in our region:

Indonesia (2004): M9.1 --- 228,000 fatalities
Chile (2010): M8.8 --- 500 fatalities
Japan (2011): M9.0 --- 18,000 fatalities


The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southern British Columbia. This subduction zone can produce earthquakes as large as magnitude 9 and corresponding tsunamis. Scientific evidence indicates that a magnitude 8.0-9.0 earthquake occurs along the 800-mile long fault on average once every 200 to 500 years. The last major earthquake and tsunami along the fault occurred over 300 years ago in 1700.

"Breaking News: FEMA Preps 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone!"

"According to CBS NEWS, scientists they say it's a question of when -- not IF -- a devastating earthquake, followed by a huge tsunami, strikes the continental United States, right in the Pacific Northwest. It's a threat the government says it's taking seriously.
The FEMA exercise is called “Cascadia Rising!”

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."



Gets pretty real to me living in the expected earthquake zone, when we have such a large drill!




posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

Whats youre point? I am a !st Responder for FEMA-Homeland Security in medical disaster response. We have these all the time...even of the magnitude you describe here. By the way...WE were told its not that big of a deal compared to some other exercises.

We train because we HAVE to. In all shapes, modes, scenarios, locations, reasonings and expectations no matter how far out they may seem to you.

You'd all want us to train, rt??????? Seriously...its just another drill.

MS
1st Responder
EMT/Emergency Response Team
Advanced Disaster Life Support
FEMA/Homeland Security
Region 2 South
Wayne County, Michigan USA



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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PS. If I send you all the drill details I get EVERY DAY from all over the country requesting participation from us all...you'd flip out in panic and jump off a cliff.

Seriously...we are serious. You should be glad we are...



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
PS. If I send you all the drill details I get EVERY DAY from all over the country requesting participation from us all...you'd flip out in panic and jump off a cliff.

Seriously...we are serious. You should be glad we are...


What's your point? I am glad you are serious. Really what are you trying to say.

According to the news this drill includes everyone and they don't usually. My point it is news.

"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."



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: SeaWorthy

Whats youre point? I am a !st Responder for FEMA-Homeland Security in medical disaster response. We have these all the time...even of the magnitude you describe here. By the way...WE were told its not that big of a deal compared to some other exercises.

We train because we HAVE to. In all shapes, modes, scenarios, locations, reasonings and expectations no matter how far out they may seem to you.

You'd all want us to train, rt??????? Seriously...its just another drill.

MS
1st Responder
EMT/Emergency Response Team
Advanced Disaster Life Support
FEMA/Homeland Security
Region 2 South
Wayne County, Michigan USA


Hey do you know a Dave W. from IA? If you do I just live a few houses down from him but he works in the same area you do I believe.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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Are you trying to say that from now until the election TPTB are going to use weather modification systems like HAARP to create giant earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and drought as a possible means of suspending the election due to multiple national disasters wherein FEMA then takes over while martial law is declared and the military is brought in to police every town?



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
Are you trying to say that from now until the election TPTB are going to use weather modification systems like HAARP to create giant earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and drought as a possible means of suspending the election due to multiple national disasters wherein FEMA then takes over while martial law is declared and the military is brought in to police every town?


That's about it, well said!

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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: HawkeyeNation

Possibly...my team has over 400 members and we partner with Detroit, Ann Arbor, Monroe, Livonia, Farmington and a few other locales here in S.E. Michigan.

ADD: Also, we train in and outside the state with other states in the region....even as far away as a weekender in New Mexico where we learn to blow things up.*

*We learn above explosive devices by building some...that way we know what to look for when performing an assignment called "Eyes and Ears" (watching for suspicious people, bags, boxes and the like).


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy
What, exactly, is a "simulated field response"? Is this another of those computer simulated things? Those kinds of drills are going on constantly in the New Madrid zone. All localities conduct these disaster drills all the time. Sometimes it's an earthquake scenario, sometimes it's accidental chemical spills, sometimes other types of disasters. Been happening at least since the late '70s in our area and surprisingly enough, we always managed back then without any direction from FEMA.
Even though I'm no longer actively associated with the participating organizations, I'm told that the FEMA advisors are sent from other states and don't even have a basic knowledge of the area. As one local leader put it, "They are useless and they get in the way of people who actually know what they're doing."

More fear porn from overpaid federal bureaucrazies! Why not just make a bunch of signs saying, "The end is near!"???



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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These drills happen all the time. Often on both sides of the border concurrently with the B.C. and Canadian governments.

That is what disaster preparedness organizations do.

...Now, the fact that the people of Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver et.al. all shrug their shoulders and effectively say "Meh, maybe tomorrow, maybe a 1,000 years" is a whole different problem.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: SeaWorthy

Whats youre point? I am a !st Responder for FEMA-Homeland Security in medical disaster response. We have these all the time...even of the magnitude you describe here. By the way...WE were told its not that big of a deal compared to some other exercises.

We train because we HAVE to. In all shapes, modes, scenarios, locations, reasonings and expectations no matter how far out they may seem to you.

You'd all want us to train, rt??????? Seriously...its just another drill.

MS
1st Responder
EMT/Emergency Response Team
Advanced Disaster Life Support
FEMA/Homeland Security
Region 2 South
Wayne County, Michigan USA


Hey good for you working for an orginisation that has a bad rep in the conspiracy field.
I trust you and FEMA as much as i trust Hitlary.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: SeaWorthy
What, exactly, is a "simulated field response"? Is this another of those computer simulated things? Those kinds of drills are going on constantly in the New Madrid zone. All localities conduct these disaster drills all the time. Sometimes it's an earthquake scenario, sometimes it's accidental chemical spills, sometimes other types of disasters. Been happening at least since the late '70s in our area and surprisingly enough, we always managed back then without any direction from FEMA.
Even though I'm no longer actively associated with the participating organizations, I'm told that the FEMA advisors are sent from other states and don't even have a basic knowledge of the area. As one local leader put it, "They are useless and they get in the way of people who actually know what they're doing."

More fear porn from overpaid federal bureaucrazies! Why not just make a bunch of signs saying, "The end is near!"???

I had assumed the simulated would refer to pretending the fault had gone off. The drills we have had around us in the past were never including tribal gov and military and the list altogether. As far as doom goes in this case I would rather they did keep people focused on it, we tend to forget and relax. I bet when it happens i will be down one of the miles long trails in the drowning zone and my only run speed is slow!

"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."



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

S&F thanks for the update. I don't see it as fear mongering in the sense of preparedness. This is sorely needed due to the lack of being prepared in many places in the region. That lack exposes many elderly, disabled, etc., to extreme danger if it were ever to occur.

Communities, without even FEMA, sound encourage and come together about being prepared. I'm lucky to be moving to one that will address as much.


I bet when it happens i will be down one of the miles long trails in the drowning zone and my only run speed is slow!

Hah, I feel yea, I'm a big fan of hiking and swimming, that would be my luck.

Due to the chance of liquification, you'll want to keep moving. Check your immediate areas and areas that you frequent in activity,

In response to the Nisqually earthquake of 2001, the Division was awarded a grant by FEMA and the Washington Emergency Management Division to develop two types of earthquake hazard maps for every county in the state—liquefaction susceptibility maps, which outline areas where water-saturated sandy soil loses strength during earthquake shaking, and NEHRP (National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program) site class maps, which outline areas where soils amplify ground shaking.

More www.dnr.wa.gov...-site-class-and-liquefaction-susceptibility


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 10:19 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy
In our area when a "simulated" drill is going on it involves computer modeling, not actual practice for the first responders. It is all carried out in offices across the region, timing the response times, checking that the computerized equipment is working, and things along that line. That's when the FEMA people come in, make demands on local government and dump dozens of wordy manuals about how to handle this disaster or that calamity.
I suspect that people in that region are much like the people in our region---some are prepared, some talk about getting prepared, and some never give it a single thought or laugh off the idea that a disaster could turn their world upside-down. That latter group was the one crying the loudest when an ice storm hit our region and knocked out all the electricity in the area for about 10 days. Now every newspaper, radio and tv station and the weather service had been predictions and warnings about that particular storm and yet there were a goodly number of people who did absolutely nothing to prepare. They were the ones calling the local authorities and demanding that their power be turned back on immediately. Things calmed down considerably when the cell phones (towers had only two days of back-up battery power) failed and they couldn't pester the people who were plenty busy helping the folks who actually needed help.



posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein

The fault is ripe for a major slip. Scientists estimate the periodicity to be 100-500 years and it's been about 300 years since the last mega tsunami-quake.

The problem exists in reality as a quake would not only send a devastating tsunami to the western coast of the U.S. but could trigger one or more of the Cascadia region volcanoes, namely, Mt. Rainier and the sisters volcanoes.

The Juan de Fuca is a nasty little tectonic plate and can pack a lot of punch. It is known to produce upwards of 9.0 magnitude earthquakes. My previous thread on the details of the plate is here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...




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