Sunday, June 26, 2011

Emergency evacuation plan

One needs to ask the question “If governments were aware of a possible worldwide catastrophe, would they tell the public?” My guess is probably not since absolute chaos would ensue, so in order to avoid that scenario would wait until the very last moment to inform the public.

Well apparently, many parts of the North American East Coast have recently been introduced to new roadside emergency evacuation signs as far north as Newfoundland, Canada.

Not long after reading this on a websites’ thread, numerous other people started to respond saying the same was happening in their areas, though some claimed the signs were erected five to ten years ago. And quite a few of them were from areas located in the southern states where Hurricanes and Tornadoes are a frequent occurrence. NASA has also recently implemented a Family/Personal Preparedness Plan.

While driving home one evening recently, I noticed a new and large sign by the road with the words ‘Emergency Detour Route (EDR)’ written on it, and soon thereafter started seeing them all over the city. The city website claims that these signs are used to guide motorists along the designated route and back onto the highway. I must point out the fact that this part of the world is very safe. We hardly ever get severe weather or earthquakes, etc.

So what does it all mean? 

I am certainly not saying the world is going to end tomorrow, but curiosity has gotten the best of me and would love to hear from people from different parts of the world to see if similar signs were posted in their area as well.


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