Mount Weather

Published on 7 December 2019 at 20:35

National disasters

I'm sure you've heard of Mount Weather. Mouth Weather is an Emergency Operations Center founded in 1959 and located in Virginia. The center is used as a base for civil and military key figures during national disasters or a nuclear war...



The center also houses a transmitter of the FEMA National Radio System. In this way, federal security services and the army can quickly come into contact with almost the entire country and the people can be addressed when necessary. The center has been designed in such a way that you can live in it in the long term.


Mount Weather became more popular when on 1 December 1974 a plane crashed into the mountain on which the center is located. Due to bad weather, the aircraft crashed, damaging the power lines, and the FEMA system was temporarily out of service.



Armed location

The center contains 564 hectares of offices, sleeping areas, hospitals, several secured areas and a mass transport system. There are also documents with the names and addresses of people who are seen as essential for the survival of the nation and the center is located underground.


The center is protected by warning signs, barbed wire, fences and armed guards who guard the area 24 hours a day.



Use of the center

The center has been used several times already. The first time was between 1979 and 1981. Paintings were brought to the center by helicopter. After the attacks on 11 September 2001, members of the congress were evacuated to the center by helicopter. And more recently, on April 7, 2015, the center was taken into use for a short time by the DHS after a power outage in Washington D.C.


It's a pretty well-known, yet secret place. The public is not allowed to come near the center, so we don't know exactly what happens behind closed doors.


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