Reception of Evacuees in Deposit.
NEW YORK STATE CIVIL DEFENSE COMMISSION NEW YORK
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The Evac-12 Exercise in Binghamton and Deposit was designed to test a plan for the evacuation of a section of a city and the reception of the evacuees in a prepared town reception area. Detailed plans were drawn up by the staff of the New York Civil Defense Commission for every aspect of the operation and for the many civil defense services that were employed. The people of both Binghamton and Deposit cooperated fully during extensive training periods, a dry-run and the actual exercise on May 5, 1957. Carried out according to plan, the exercise as a whole was a success the planned procedures worked. Some 1500 evacuees left their homes in the drainage area in Binghamton and moved safely and rapidly along 28 miles of highway to Deposit. There they were placed in private homes with fallout cover with a minimum of delay.
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