After the hub-bub over the Russians training here in Colorado and the supposed hoax part of it involving the CIA building and DIA, seems like we are
having part of the same drill today, but no mention of Russians.
I first saw this on 9news Denver moments ago and it was confirmed on the Denver Post site as well. Viewers were warned about the exercise taking
place today and not to worry when seeing multiple Blackhawk helicopters taking off and landing in Denver and Denver International Airport. Very
interesting considering the supposed hoax/rumors surrounding the Russians and the Russians will be here very soon anyway, this week I believe, but I
could be wrong on that one. I wanted to post this because I find it interesting how it is so close to the "hoax" exercise involving the Russians and
this went unannounced until 45 minutes before happening. Also, where I live, in Douglas County, we will be having the first-ever evacuation drill
exercise on the 19th, taking place in Highlands Ranch. So many exercises happening, too, makes me wonder what the push is?
Here are individual stories:
"DENVER—Nearly a dozen helicopters will fill the air as Denver-area emergency crews practice for a mass disaster.
The exercise Wednesday is a major test of the National Disaster Medical System. It will involve more than 200 simulated patients, 11 metro-area
hospitals, 10 ambulances and 10 helicopters. Part of the exercise will involve Denver International Airport.
The program is designed to coordinate medical care in national or international emergencies."
"DENVER - Denver residents may see and hear some activity in the skies about Denver Wednesday morning.
Residents should not be alarmed because it is all for a drill exercise.
Several Black Hawk helicopters will be landing and taking off from Denver Health between 8 a.m. and noon.
Residents may also want to steer clear of Speer Boulevard between 6th and 8th avenues. It is expected to be very busy during the exercise in
ETA: Here is the evacuation flyer for our area here that I mentioned. The site mentions reasons for evacuation, including suspicious device, flood,
fire, earthquake, hazardous chemicals. I just find it interesting that we never had this before, at least that I'm aware of, and we as a state and as
a country seem to be drilling for everything under the sun the past year:
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