- FEMA, the federal agency
charged with disaster preparedness, is engaged in a crash effort to prepare
for multiple mass destruction attacks on U.S. cities -- including the creation
of sprawling temporary cities to handle millions of displaced persons,
NewsMax has learned.
- FEMA is readying for nuclear, biological and chemical
attacks against U.S. cities, including the possibility of multiple attacks
with mass destruction weapons.
- The agency has already notified vendors, contractors
and consultants that it needs to be prepared to handle the logistics of
aiding millions of displaced Americans who will flee from urban areas that
may be attacked.
- The agency plans to create emergency, makeshift cities
that could house hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans who
may have to flee their urban homes if their cities are attacked.
- Ominously, FEMA has been given a deadline of having the
cities ready to go by January 2003 ñ in about six months.
- A source familiar with the deadline believes the effort
is related to making the U.S. prepared for counterattacks if the U.S. invades
Iraq sometime next year.
- FEMA is currently seeking bids from major real estate
management firms, and plans to name three firms in the near future to handle
the logistics and planning for these temporary cities.
- FEMA officials have told these firms they already have
tents and trailers ordered. The tents and trailers would provide shelter
for displaced populations.
- The real estate firms are expected to provide engineers
and architects to lay the plans for emergency infrastructure needs, such
as sewerage and electricity.