For the first time: the home front command to adjust to being hit by a strong earthquake in Israel

The scenario will be at the center of the national exercise “point 6” will begin this month. The exercise also simulate tsunami impact in Tel Aviv. Front command: Commander
“The exercise will be a powerful, as I have experienced.”

תאריך: 10/10/2012, 12:02    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

The HFC complements recent preparations for the exercise,
“Turning point” that will start in about 11 days. The exercise will simulate a scenario for the first hit by a strong earthquake in Israel. The exercise were presented today at the briefing there is Defense Minister, Avi Dichter, with the home front command, major general Eyal Eisenberg.

Gen. Eisenberg said at a briefing that the planned exercise will be powerful as not experienced for many years. We want to get better emergency awareness among citizens, organizations and Government agencies. As citizens we have more editors to reduce the number of casualties. “

The exercise scenario: powerful earthquake engulfed the West and Israel in the Upper Galilee and destruction also wreaks of Gush Dan. Consequently also the tsunamis hit.
The home front command forces to cope during the exercise, with about 7,000 “dead” scenario, 70,000 casualties and 170 thousand people who have to be evacuated from their homes.

Dichter said that “if I could choose from an earthquake scenario rocket attack on Israel, I would choose the second option, both in terms of the extent of the damage and abilities
Our squad. “

The year 2012 has been set by the HFC as the population in preparation for an earthquake scenario. Major command exercises during this year will focus on preparation for it-yum in rear exercise. Also, September is the month in the hinterland and to prepare various advocacy activities throughout the country. Manuals will be unique to each household in the country.

Recall that the last July launched the annual information campaign the HFC on the home front to emergencies, focusing on earthquakes and marked “HomeFront takes command.” This is the fourth year in which the home front command goes on explaining to the population aimed at raising public awareness and mobilizing for action in the House, the family and the environment when

Translated from Hebrew