I don't actually know if the papers got unintentionally got a copy of the actual disaster plans or what, but it does seem odd to me that they're publicizing exactly what bombs are going to go off where and when. I understand that they're publicizing the general gist of the mock disaster in order to minimize public alarm. But the Globe article specifies exactly what kind of situation the personnel are going to find where, including number of deaths, number of injuries, and the location of the explosive devices. Isn't the whole point of running a mock disaster to test out how the emergency services personnel respond in an actual emergency, where they wouldn't have advance notice of exactly what they're going to find when they respond to calls?
Either way, I'm scheduled to report to the CambridgeSide Galleria ass early on September 17 so I can be a bombing victim. I don't know yet if I'll be dead, injured, or just potentially contaminated by radioactivity. I'll keep everyone posted.