Before the masses move into the desert of Nevada next month for the “Storm Area 51” case, local authorities are pulling everything out to guarantee that they can deal with the crowds. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners prepared a rural county emergency declaration on Monday in conjunction with state officers for potential alien-obsessed crowds brought to the area by the event “Storm Area 51.”
Chairman of the County Commission, Varlin Higbee, told The Las Vegas Journal that officials are taking the prospect of a flood of visitors overwhelming campgrounds, fuel stops and public health, internet and mobile phone services seriously. “Oh, we take this seriously,” the newspaper informed Higbee. “With 35,000-40,000 individuals being able to show up, yes, this is severe.”
In addition to drafting the emergency plan, lawmakers also endorsed two occurrences conditionally in small desert cities near the once-secret US. The test area of the Air Force. The Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel is scheduled for an event called Alienstock on 20-22 September, while the Souvenir Shop at The Alien Research Center in Hiko plans an exhibition from 20-21 September.
The little proprietor of A’Le’inn Connie West announced on Monday that she is turning 30 acres of property into “Alienstock,” where she will find out how to bring food, water, portapotties and fuel to those who are coming. “I don’t think that anybody can ever prepare for such a thing, but we do our best and hopefully that’s a phenomenal event,” said West Monday.
The Little A’Le’Inn is in the city of Rachel, with only 54 inhabitants and no gas station. The city’s website reports that the closest petrol stations are in Ash Springs 50 miles South and Tonopah 110 miles North. “There are no services in Rachel, beside the Little A’Le’Inn, a small bar/restaurant/motel. There is no gas, there is no shop.” A post from the city reads. “The Inn is set for this weekend. You have to experience camping, walking and surviving in a harsh desert environment and have a vehicle in good form when planning to take part in the event.”
Officials have also said that they expect cellular telephone and the Internet services in the city to “be offline,” so the processing of credit cards will not work and those interested in taking the risk of taking money. “It will certainly attract crooks who try to capitalize on the chaos. Be on your guard and always lock your car,” says the city. “And stay away from Rachel’s residential area. Most residents don’t like where the event goes and will react accordingly.”
Area 51 is popularly known as the site of rumored foreign government studies. The Facebook event “Storm Area 51” took place last month, when people promised to crash the secret military base in an attempt to “see them aliens” and it has increased in recent weeks. Over 2 million Facebook users have now said they are going, with over 1.4 million respondents interested in it.
The incident, planned for Friday, 20 September, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. PDT, received important media publicity, enough for the Air Force to make a declaration stating it “would deter anyone from attempting to enter the region where we are training the US army.” Sheriff Kerry Lee informed Lincoln County that on Monday, his department was targeted at “all our partners” including federal, state and local organizations to determine what funds they could send. Lee’s department has only 28 officers covering 11,000 m2. “We don’t know again what to plan for,” Monday said. “We plan only for the worst, and we hope the best.”