Ground Zero Evacuation Drill

In 9/11 News on May 17, 2009 at 11:54 am

First responders will conduct a WTC site “ground zero” evacuation drill:

NEW YORK – Over 800 emergency responders are staging the largest disaster drill since Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center siteNew York City officials are staging a mock explosion on a PATH commuter rail train Sunday morning in the tunnel linking the site to northern New Jersey. Hundreds of police officers, firefighters and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials will participate.

Officials bought TV ads and plastered train stations with posters to warn downtown residents of the drill. A Defense Department-arranged flyover of a jet over downtown Manhattan last month panicked thousands of Wall Street workers and residents.

Officials say there haven’t been as many responders at ground zero since the Sept. 11 attacks.  PATH rail service will be suspended Sunday morning during the drill.


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