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originally posted by: AnonyMason
a reply to: Kuroodo
This isn't a hoax. I just contacted staff with the links from health and human services, the nuclear national saftey administration, and fema
It's a FEMA National Exercise Program. The real deal
As other members have stated: FEMA drills have this weird way of turning into real events.
KOPSTEIN : FEMA exercises in 2017?
TUTTLE : Gotham Shield 2017 will take place in the spring of 2017 . It's going to simulate a 10 - K il o ton IND explosion in New York City and Northern New Jersey, look at sheltering, evacuation, communications and infrastructure impacts and things of that nature as part of the Department of Defense Start - of - the - Century exercise series. So there's also g oing to be an exercise tying into that somehow up at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe on the Canadian border of New York State. So I am working with the tribal representative as well with the federal government to ensure that's coordinated properly.
This ROC Drill was a way to test the IND Response Playbook for Exercise Gotham Shield, an exercise being held in New York City at the end of April. It will test how well this plan works in the field, beyond how it looks on paper. Gotham Shield will be going on in tandem with the DCRF exercise, Guardian Response, and JTF-CS's own validation exercise, Vibrant Response.
Presentation: Gotham Shield Exercise Troop er Tom Walsh provided a broad overview of the Gotham Shield exercise that FEMA is planning in the spring of 2017. This exercise involves prevention, response and recovery efforts related to an impro vised nuclear device in Hudson County. Discussion ensued about the different needs of an even t such as this in comparison to the weather - related events we have experienced over the last decade. More details will be forthcoming about the role of NJVOAD me mbers and partners.
A full - scale exercise ( FSE ) will be conducted on April 25, 2017 named Operation Gotham Shield. The exercise will center on an improvised nuclear device detonated on the New York/New Jersey border with mobil ization of the entire MAB fleet, 5 to 10 rotary aircraft and will be sta ging at MET Life Stadium . T hey will be reaching out to Connecticut for resources. There was discussion at the task force meeting on Connecticut developing a drill to run simultaneously with the April 25, 2017 FSE . As more information is available Bill wi ll share it with the group, Jon Best and Raffaella Coler. Jon Best noted travel outside Connecticut for state employees has to be preapproved and requires a minimum of 30 days’ notice. Jon Best also noted there is a conflict on April 25, 2017 with the DPH /DEMHS/CCM Emergency Management Conference.