Earthquake Disaster Drill Masks FEMA’s Martial Law Agenda
October 15, 2012
According to a FEMA press release, more than a million people will take part in “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” an earthquake drill to be held after the first anniversary of the M5.9 Mineral, Virginia earthquake.
“We were reminded last year that earthquakes can and do happen anywhere. Everyone should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes and this drill is an excellent start,” said FEMA Region III Acting Regional Administrator Robert Welch.
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia “are encouraging their schools, businesses, organizations, government agencies, communities, and households to participate in this historic event,” the press release states.
FEMA claims nearly 11 million people around the world will participate in the Great ShakeOut.
“There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to participate in the ShakeOut, to get prepared for earthquakes, and to share activities with others,” the FEMA website states.
“Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is another effort to keep the “federal family” relevant and integrate “state, tribal and territorial partners” into FEMA’s continuity of government agenda designed to be activated following a declaration of martial law.