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Lincoln County looks to declare state of emergency ahead of Area 51 events

Posted: 11:14 PM, Aug 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 19:19:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Lincoln County officials are looking to declare a state of emergency ahead of multiple events surrounding Area 51 next month.

The county commission approved a pre-signing of the declaration which would bring in the funds for more medical and law enforcement resources ahead of two planned festivals in the area stemming from a joke Facebook account.

Alien Stock and Peacestock 51 are happening the weekend of Sept. 19 through Sept. 21.

Thousands of people are expected to descend upon Rachel and Armagosa Valley.

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