Are You Excited About the East Lake Emergency Drill?
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?
*Thanks for the correction Debbie!