NASA & FEMA practicing if an #asteroid hits Earth

Like one of many I seen yesterday
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The drill will occur next week at the annual Planetary Defense Conference, where scientists from across the globe gather to discuss “threatening objects” to Earth. Specifically, they will participate in a fictional scenario in which an asteroid has an impact trajectory with the Earth.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Center for NEO Studies (CNEOS) developed the fictional premise.
This is the picture they’ve painted: It’s March 26. Astronomers discovered an NEO that is potentially hazardous to Earth. After tracking an asteroid that they dubbed 2019 PDC for months, they determined that it poses a 1 in 100 chance of impact with Earth in 2027. (Scientists have established these odds as the threshold for action.) What will the emergency management officials and scientists do?
“These exercises have really helped us in the planetary defense community to understand what our colleagues on the disaster management side need to know,” NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson said in a statement. “This exercise will help us develop more effective communications with each other and with our governments.”

NASA and FEMA are practicing what would happen if an asteroid hits the Earth

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/world/nasa-fema-asteroid-impact-exercises-scn-trnd/index.html?no-st=1556484846