Emergency Evacuation of US Gulf Coast Imminent?

National Guard SPP

By TheAvalonRoundTable and

Alex Thomas – TheIntelHub

June 26, 2010 11:31 EST © All Rights Reserved

When the first reports broke, multiple websites were attacked for reporting on an imminent evacuation and now, a month later, this possibility is widely accepted. The Washington Post has even quoted Matt Simmons as saying, “20 million to be evacuated.”

In an article dated June 13, 2010, Infowars discusses the very real possibility of an Emergency Evacuation of the US Gulf Coast. These evacuations may be held off until after a hurricane.

Greg Evensen, a retired Kansas Highway Patrolman, estimates that 30-40 million people would need to be evacuated away from the Gulf’s coastline (i.e. at least 200 miles inland). In order to accomplish this gargantuan feat, the federal government (through FEMA and other agencies) would most likely seek first to control and manage the transportation system and then operate relocation centers to manage evacuees. Toward this end, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already declared the airspace over the oil spill site to be a no-fly zone until further notice. Various sources have indicated that local police, highway patrol, National Guard, US military and foreign troops may be involved in an operation to evacuate the Gulf Coast. In fact, the Governor of Louisiana has already requested evacuation assistance (i.e. National Guard) for his state from the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Our country has been in a state of national emergency since September 11, 2001, which means that martial law (i.e. military rule) can be declared by the President at any time, for any reason – large, or small. If martial law is implemented, evacuees will lose their ability to determine when and where they will move and for how long, since the normal protections of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights will have been suspended. To put it bluntly, a scenario in which evacuees are forced to live in relocation centers for an unspecified length of time is not unlikely.

Further, a recent FEMA, Department of Defense, the National Guard, state agencies, and local governments National Exercise called Alaska Shield, Vigilant Guard, Arctic Edge Prepares Alaska For Disaster, preparations were made just weeks before this Gulf Oil Disaster, as excerpted in a public news release.

Planning for Alaska Shield 2010 began immediately following Alaska Shield 2007. More than 4,000 participants from 51 organizations will take part in this joint exercise.

“This exercise allows FEMA, Department of Defense, the National Guard, state agencies, and local governments to be integrated and work together when they respond to a disaster. It will be an orchestrated response, integrated with one another and complementary to each other’s abilities,” Campbell said. “Alaska stands ready for this significant exercise, we appreciate the work of our partners, and I ask that as the exercise is taking place, each individual Alaskan take steps to increase his or her level of preparedness before a disaster strikes.”

The Intel Hub has acquired the 2010 National Guard Posture Statement, located Here.

National Guard involvement in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:

National Guard Oil Spill Response

*No man has the right to tell another, to evacuate their homes. Our goal is to lay out the facts of this situation and help in making an educated decision. Any action that you take is ultimately your responsibility. The content on this site is provided as general information only.

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