The “Storm Area 51” event is just a month away and the cities surrounding the military base are DEFINITELY making plans.
County officials are concerned that an influx of visitors will overcrowd campsites, empty gas stations, and shut down internet and cellphone services.
“Oh, we’re taking this seriously,” says Lincoln County Commission Chairman, Varlin Higbee. “With the possibility of 35,000 to 40,000 people showing up…. yeah, this is serious.”
“The cellphone system is going to go down,” says Higbee. “You get more than a couple of hundred people there, and it’s going to crash. Cell service won’t be available.”
There’s a hotel called The Little A’Le’Inn that’s in the community of Rachel, with a population of about 50 people and they’re scheduling a three-day music festival aptly named “Alienstock”, Sept. 20th-22nd . Co-owner of the hotel, Connie West says she’s expecting about 10,000 people.
With all that these small towns are planning, they all agree that ZERO people should approach the Classified military base. Interactions between civilians and military personnel could take a potentially deadly turn.