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The nuclear portion of the 2011 Arizona Vigilant Guardian drill is set to start tomorrow and will simulate a detonation of an improvised nuclear device(IND) in Phoenix, Arizona.
The drill will be the largest ever to take place in Arizona history and comes just days before the passing of the asteroid known as YU55, the FEMA/FCC takeover drill, and the massive tsunami drill.
Over 200 agencies are set to be involved including the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, TSA, National Guard, members of the health care community, and local police and first responders for a total of 8,000 people.
Originally posted by supine
I live close to Maricopa Medical Center. Since about 10:45 a.m. there has been non stop military helicopters circling around and landing at the medical center. In between the helicopters landing and taking off, there are also black and white police helicopters.
I can see the main road to the emergency room entrance, and have seen some military red cross trucks coming and going, too!
I keep checking the local breaking news and haven't seen anything about this yet.
Anybody know what's going on?
Originally posted by LS650
I did a Google on Maricope Medical Center, and immediately found this on their web page:
Black Hawk Helicopters, Radiation and Burn Victims To Test Maricopa Medical Center's Emergency Response Capabilities
November 2, 2011
More than 200 volunteers and hospital employees will take part in a mock disaster drill on Friday, November 4, at Maricopa Medical Center....
Originally posted by Veritas1
4 more helicopter just flew overhead heading west, and this is unusual activity for this part of the country. I live in New Mexico, so if the previously mentioned test is really just a test, would they be doing an inter-state exercise? It may be completely unrelated, but it does look awfully hazy to the west, which is the direction they are going. Could be a fire or something.