Operation Gotham Shield was a 2017 exercise conducted by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which tested civil defense response capabilities to a nuclear weapons attack against the New York metropolitan area.
Gotham Shield-There were simultaneous power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco & New York. In San Francisco, much of the city is shut down as power is out to much of the city after a substation fire. In Los Angeles, power went out at LAX and across much of the city, while in New York power went out in the subway. Coincidence, aging power infrastructure or something more sinister ? Who knows ?
On Tuesday April 25th 2017, at 0800 the Gotham Shield Exercise will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ. This exercise will simulate a large scale terrorist attack on the NY/NJ metropolitan area with MetLife Stadium serving as a triage/collection point for victims and emergency response personnel. This will be a large scale event with numerous federal, state, county and local agencies participating. It should be very similar in size and scope to the Operation Red Zone drill of 2011.