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Metro New York providers prepare for nuclear-bomb threat

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With awareness of the threats by North Korea’s homicidal regime, first responders, hospitals and federal agencies in the metropolitan New York area are participating in  a simulated response to a fake nuclear-bomb detonation in northern New Jersey, reports WPIX, a TV station.

The main goal was “to test emergency coordination between federal, state and local emergency resources in the case of such a disaster,” the station reported.

“The exercise will simulate a highly challenging and complex incident with multiple cascading events resulting in long term regional impacts,” said a FEMA spokesperson.

WPIX reports that “FEMA was the lead agency in Operation Gotham Shield, which is underway from Monday through Thursday of this week. States participating include: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.”

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