Century City Evacuation! (drill, that is.)

I got this notice this morning from the City of Beverly Hills for distribution to all businesses in the area:

On Friday, October 15, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. the City of Los Angeles will begin an evacuation exercise at the Century Plaza Towers in Century City that will conclude at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Several thousand people will walk from Century City along the south side of Olympic Boulevard to Roxbury Park, which has been designated the Safe Refuge Area.

There will be no street closures in Beverly Hills. However, during the evacuation exercise, intermittent closures will be in effect at the intersections of Olympic and Shirley Place and Olympic and Spalding Drive. (Traffic will be stopped while people cross the intersections, then returned to normal operations after they pass.)

At the conclusion of the exercise, evacuees will return to Century City along the same route.

PLEASE NOTE: HOMES AND BUSINESSES WILL BE ACCESSIBLE AT ALL TIMES.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the City of Beverly Hills (310) 285-2438 or the Los Angeles Fire Department (213) 485-3656.

Whoo hoo! A giant disaster drill!

I wonder if anyone will take photos of this spectacle.

2 Replies to “Century City Evacuation! (drill, that is.)”

  1. How weird. I work in Century City and haven’t heard anything about this. We used to have evacuation drills yearly, but haven’t had any since they started the hellish construction on Santa Monica.

  2. I think it’s only certain buildings that are having this drill… but seeing several thousand people on foot in the middle of the day in L.A. sounds like something out of a movie!

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