Tue., November 20, 2012 6:58pm (EST)

Mock City Trains Disaster Workers
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

PERRY, Ga.  —  
A mock city built so emergency workers can train for disasters is nearing completion in a central Georgia city.  The complex known as "Guardian City" in Perry will serve as a training facility for emergency responders from around the nation. (photo courtesy of Ian Britton via Free Foto)
A mock city built so emergency workers can train for disasters is nearing completion in a central Georgia city. The complex known as "Guardian City" in Perry will serve as a training facility for emergency responders from around the nation. (photo courtesy of Ian Britton via Free Foto)
A mock city built so emergency workers can train for disasters is nearing completion in a central Georgia city.

The complex known as "Guardian City" in Perry will serve as a training facility for emergency responders from around the nation.

Officials say construction of the mock city, built at a former Northrop Grumman plant, is almost complete. The first exercise is planned for December, with about 40 Marines planning to work an earthquake response scenario.

The mock city will include a dual-track subway, a mile-long interstate, a floodable neighborhood and two blocks of demolished buildings.