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Are You Excited About the East Lake Emergency Drill?

November 16, 2010

I am!
If you’re wondering what inna hell:

This Saturday beginning at 6PM* East Lake will be the epicenter of emergency transit exercises, probably based on terrorist activity. Agencies participating are Atlanta, Decatur and Dekalb Police and Fire Departments; MARTA Police; FBI, GBI and Homeland Security. There will be fake explosions, maybe some gunfire, and lit up emergency vehicles.

Decatur Metro has a list of potential road closures sent in by a tipster if you find it necessary to be driving anywhere near a rail station.
Also, no trains or buses will be stopping at East Lake, and service will begin at the scheduled times on Sunday morning (Around 6 AM).


Last year, I hung out at Lindbergh until midnight like some sort of action movie groupie hoping to get some shots of the drill, which involved a crazed gunman on a bus. MARTA cops prevented me from getting near the scene as an unpaid and unwanted extra, so that was a waste.
A couple years ago, there was a bomb exercise at Midtown station that included a bunch of fake body parts scattered about.
I’m going to just say now that I have experience in this sort of thing, as I’ve died by zombie attack once this year already, and I’d make a perfect addition to this trial. Marketing, are you listening?

Get excited!

*Thanks for the correction Debbie!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2010 3:51 pm

    We are excellent dead people, MARTA folks.

  2. Debbie permalink
    November 17, 2010 5:34 pm

    Ummm, you may want to change that start time from a.m. to p.m. MPD are closing the Station (both buses and trains) at 6 p.m. and not reopening it until start of revenue service (6 a.m.) on Sunday morning.

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