Government Planning to Evacuate Chicago

Blackhawk HelicoptersA couple of weeks ago we reported on the Urban Warfare training that was going on in Downtown Chicago. Now there are growing fears that those drills were in preparation for major problems during next months NATO Summit. A leaked email, from the Milwaukee Red Cross, is warning  that government officials are actually planning to evacuate Chicago in the event of trouble.

As unlikely as it may sound, CBS 2 News in Chicago is reporting that government officials, in the Secret Services and the Department of Homeland Security, are secretly planning for the possibility of having to evacuate Chicago.

CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of an e-mail sent to volunteers from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

The email warns volunteers that the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

The Red Cross claims that the directive came directly from the “City of Chicago and the Secret Service.”

NOT JUST A DRILL:

Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications called last weeks urban warfare drills a  “routine training exercise”, but with this new information coming out of the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross, you really have to wonder what’s going on in Chicago. Were last weeks drills really “routine”, or was it part of a larger plan that includes the evacuation of Chicago?

Chicago was already on edge after news broke earlier this week that a number of residents had been asked to leave their condos in preparation for major rioting.

A number of local residents received letters that read:

“We are STRONGLY recommending that all residents find places to stay during the conference from May 18 through May 21.”

“In the event of a riot or the potential of one near the building, all access doors will be locked including the garage door,” the letter continues. “For everyone’s safety, we will be instructing anyone in the building to stay in his or her unit.”

As we draw closer to the NATO summit in Chicago, a number of prominent government officials are also starting to warn people to get out of Chicago. Alderman Bob Fioretti, whose district will be most affected by security efforts, was warning residents to leave town during the summit.  He told local reporters “I’ve been advising people, if they can afford it, leave town.”

What should you do?

Having an emergency evacuation plan is critical in any situation.  If things go bad during the summit, the last thing you want is to be caught off guard. If I lived in Chicago, I would immediately start planning for the worst case scenario. (it’s better to be safe than sorry)

  • If you can, leave ahead of time. Why take the chance of being caught up in something that could quickly turn into a life threatening situation.
  • If you do stay, you need to have a plan of action. Keep in mind that during a disaster most of the major highways are going to be completely clogged with people trying to get out. Plan now, and map out as many escape routes as possible.
  • Be aware that riots can spark off in an instant. Make sure to have plan of action in case you find yourself in the middle of a full blown riot.
  • Put together an emergency bug out bag – A Bug out bag is basically a large survival kit filled with everything you need to survive.  The government often recommends that you need at least 72 hours worth of supplies on hand at all times.  Since most major disasters usually last longer than 72 hours, we think it’s a good idea to pack your bag for an indefinite period of time.
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30 Comments

  1. I’ll be in Chicago during the summit. As a protester. I’m one of those “crazy radicals” that everyone seems to be so worried about, and I’m not entirely sure why. I really, really doubt anything major is going to happen. There will be yelling, signs, and flags. I’m sure the cops will gas some people. I’m guessing there’s going to be some level of property damage (a la broken windows and spray paint) since that always seems to happen at summits like this. If there is violence, though, it will NOT be the protesters that initiate it. I’m going to be “armed” with a bottle of water, cell phone, and maybe a sign. The police are armed with billy clubs, tazers, guns, pepper spray, tear gas, LRADs, etc. and have shields, helmets, gas masks, and other assorted armor. I have the backing of probably 2 or 3 friends. Chicago Police have the backing of DHS, FBI, and other PD’s. I’m not going to be doing anything illegal, even though I strongly disagree with so many of the protest/parade statues that Rahm has changed recently. Yet it’s ME and people like me that everyone is freaking out about, *not* the police state? I don’t get it.
    Also, it’s martial law, not marshall law. Y’all just make yourselves look a little crazier and more paranoid than usual when you don’t know how to spell it. Just an idea..

    • @ana.., If you protest peacefully, you’ll have little worry.
      But you can’t be that naive to think that since you have no ill will that there won’t be those that do on your side.
      The Cops are not part of the 1% you protest about.
      They have a job to do, it’s not THEIR laws they are enforcing, it’s the politicians. Remember that when you and the others are threatening them, screaming in their face as they stand there, trying to protect lives and property.
      They have families too!
      Aren’t they afforded any rights to be safe?
      Some of you people should do a ride a long in a big city, and especially when their is protesting and rioting going on, then tell me how you view things?
      Not all cops are good, just as not all citizens are.., but I give them the benefit until they give me reason not to.
      When it comes to protesting, I side with the cops, all the way!
      You all hide behind the “big bad wolf theory”, when you know full well that if ANY violence, property damage, or instigation happens, it’s not by Law Enforcement.
      Be safe, be honest with your views on things, and open your eyes to the World as a whole, so you can see past some of the “goofs” in your ranks that will lead you down the wrong road.
      Bet my bottom dollar you’ll be in the thick of things’

  2. This world is getting worse and worse. The end times like the bible talks about is happening now. Obama is the cause of many issues in this world. First off he’s not a U.S.citizen, and that has been proven by the Atlanta Georgia Court. Obama was suppose to show but never did so Court went on without him. The only reason why he was not been impeachedis bc our government and everyone in office is so money hungry, they don’t care about the citizens of the U.S. Obama has signed some new law saying that he has all control over all food resources, water supply, major farms, electricity, etc.. Then people were sent to certain small farms killing there livestock and they will keep going until there are no small farms that way Obama has full control… Obama refuses to say the pledge of allegiance right. The Government is even planning on decreasing the earth’s population. Something bad is about to happen to the U.S. If you don’t believe any of this look it up and do research bc it is real. The mark of the beast the Bible talks about is happening now, they are just not forcing you to take it yet, it’s by choice, but soon they will force it and God says we can not take it. There have been airplanes flying in certain areas spraying chemicals in the sky. They say it’s to control the climate but do really really know what it is. Can we really trust them. Now Chicago may have to evacuate because of The government and there craziness…..

    • Obama has also made it illegal to protest anything near him. Hes also trying to pass the law to make guns illegal in the U.S. Everyone needs to start raying…

      • This is exactly what Obama had in mind when he passed that ‘illegal to protest’ deal through. The same with taking away guns. They are setting us up. I wish all the good people of Chicago safety and health through all of this. It could be in any of our cities and I would wish their residents the same.
        This is the “United” States of America and it’s time the population starts to unite. Separation is going to be the downfall of all of us.

    • Very good points.

      Those that ignore these obvious signs or either hopelessly entranced, or are paid to make people that speak the obvious truth appear as if they’re crying wolf anytime they speak out against the infringements on the rights of free thinking human beings committed by the establishment via Obama – and every government prior.

      No, Obama isn’t the ‘heart of the beast’, but he definitely is one of its many mouths.

    • You are completely GONE! you should see a psychiatrist really. I’m serious. you have a serious mental condition that there treatments for.

  3. Chad is right …I don’t see how any of you can call yourself Americans and wish something like this on one of our on Cities every City has good parts and bad parts …take a ride through your on City then talk shit…when SHTF I would not want any of you sorry ass with me I’m not a baby sitter……you asshole trolls need to PAY ATTENTION your City could be next

  4. I think they should nuke this comment section and castrate half of you… Hahahaha, did you post this from an OWS park?

  5. Divide and rule, divide and rule..the most effective tool to keep the people powerless and arguing amongst themselves, so they do not notice they are ALL being turned into slaves. We are all humans, please wake up brothers and sisters. We are not each other’s enemies… the corrupt warmongering profiteering fascists are the problem. Unite and conquer them. Realize we are all one! Don’t fall for their attempts to weaken us by pointing out differences. Unite and be strong!

  6. Sadly just like with Katrina, most people will ignore any and all warnings to prepare for the worst ahead of time. Of course if there is a problem, they will expect the government to jump in a instantly supply their every need. If this was scheduled closer to the election one would wonder if it was going to turn into Owebama’s excuse to declare martial law.

  7. Unity is the only way. Trolls will starve to death in their self centered hateful little worlds, so just let them die. The rest of the awakened masses who are ready to transform our reality through our next leap in evolution will become the truest forms of freedom teachers in the future. Prepare for our rebirth. The time is drawing near.

  8. “Quicky folks! Evacuate the city, and head to your nearest FEMA camp! I hear they’re serving punch and die there! Errr… punch and pie….”

  9. What I can’t figure out, is why the Chicago city officials are going along with this. Given the threat of mass evacuation of voters, friends, & families, and the claimed potential for rioting, why don’t they just say no – go hold your conference somewhere else? The risk to the city’s economic well-being is immense, and the potential benefit is negligible. The threat to the population is huge. Chicago officials COULD say NO – but, apparently they’re not doing that. It stumps me. WHY? World or national brownie points have no significant value for Chicago’s economic advantage. Whoever’s in office now will be voted OUT, at election time as payback for letting this happen – guaranteed. What could they possibly think they’re gaining by allowing the conference to occur there? If they’re smart (which, obviously they’re not), they’ll serve notice to NATO & associates in a VERY public way, that the conference is NOT welcome in the windy city.

    • where did obama come from–chicago,,who is your mayor,who is one of obamma right hand man valerie jarett money money money

  10. It is fitting that NATO; that global thug, operating, NOT on behalf of the “free world” but for the corporate Mafia monsters that are pillaging and raping a planet, should be meeting in the heartland of criminal notoriety, “CHICAGO.” It is also appropriate that OBAMA now head of that Washington ruling political Mafia served his time there.

  11. Word on the vine is.., this (possible threat), has little to do with protesters, as much as it has to do with anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death.
    If there is a terrorist strike, we’ll be ready for that too.

  12. I can’t believe all the crap comments about Chicago, Obama, or other right wing nut-job remarks. Isn’t the important thing here the actual news of a possible evacuation of a major city ? Get a grip !! Chicago as well as several major cities in the U.S. are all popular locations for large meetings, conventions, and such. Would it matter any more or less if it was New York, Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, or another popular locale. All these cities rely on these kinds of meetings as part of the economy. The McCormick Place in Chicago is no different. I am sure the economic and cultural benefits of having these meetings is very wide reaching, and surely include the lively-hood of many honest hard working citizens. Quit all the hate, and look at the story itself…

  13. Hey everybody please take a huge step back. What is happening here? Why are these evacuations and the NATO summit getting such huge media coverage?
    This is all being done as a huge psy-op to get the people thinking that NATO protesters are going to ravage the city and start a huge riot, and that everybody should be really scared. This is a huge psy-op to prepare us for eventual martial law. Think about it – how many of us would even know there is a NATO summit at all if the media didn’t constantly talk about it? Without the media’s involvement, it would have been no big deal.
    Secondly, this is a psy-op to get you so scared of the rioting, evacuations, and helicopters that you won’t even begin to think of what people may actually be protesting!!! Here’s the link of why people need to protest NATO and the New World Order that the powers-that-be constantly talk about:
    http://natoprotest.org/why/

  14. For anyone that is really curious about what to expect, go to utube and do a search on past NATO summits. The one in Canada was particuarly disturbing.

    This whole scenerio is playing out like the Gladiators in an arena – all for the entertainment of a sick group of elitists. Why else would Chicago be chosen? Sacrificial collatoral damage. If NATO insists on meeting, they need to go to a private island. Better yet, just disban completely.

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