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Rural Nevada not equipped for big ‘storm Area 51’ turnout

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 13:54:52-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The phone hasn’t stopped ringing at a 10-room motel in the remote Nevada desert since a Facebook post invited people to “storm” the mysterious nearby Area 51 site in September.

Connie West at the Little A’le’Inn tells the Las Vegas Sun it’s a little scary to think how many people could descend on her town of just 54 residents.

More than 1 million people have responded to the internet post calling for people to run into the remote test area long the focus of UFO conspiracy theories.

The U.S. Air Force is warning people not to try.

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee doesn’t expect many people to actually show up, but says even several hundred could create problems.

He says someone might get hurt, and that’s nothing to joke about.