We are still searching for new victims. . . . Our communications capacity, disaster-relief and evacuation planning will all be under severe strain before the crisis passes.
Actually, Tuesday's disaster was a drill. No more real than an episode of 24. No bomb was actually detonated. No citizens were hurt.
The catastrophe and its aftermath are still being played out this week in several command centers, one in a Chandler hotel.
It's part of TOPOFF 4, a federal emergency exercise, conducted simultaneously in Arizona, Guam and Oregon.
Coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security, it is the fourth and largest of its kind, mandated by Congress before 9/11.