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Arkansas Living March 2011 : Page-29

That’s why CUSEC, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the In-stitute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) have teamed up to use the bicentennial of the 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes as an op-portunity to raise awareness of the threat. The groups began the bicentennial cam-paign with the Earthquake Outreach Tour, which took place last month in Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. The theme of the tour was “Identify your Risk, Make a Plan and Take Action.” The messages were tailored for business and resi-dential audiences and were designed to pro-vide the tools needed to prepare should an earthquake occur. The tour highlights such resources as “QuakeSmart” and “Open for Business,” which are tools to create earth-quake preparedness plans. The tour’s Arkan-sas stop took place on Feb. 7 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. &RQVWUXFWLRQ&#03; &#03;6XSSO\ &#14;&#10;&#1b;&#13;&#13;&#10;&#19;&#13;&#1a;&#10;&#17;&#1c;&#1c;&#1c; &#14;&#10;&#03;&#17;&#1a;&#1c;&#10;&#1a;&#18;&#17;&#10;&#17;&#1c;&#1c;&#1c; )D[&#1d;&#03;&#14;&#10;&#17;&#1a;&#1c;&#10;&#1a;&#18;&#17;&#10;&#17;&#1b;&#1c;&#1c; +&#03; &#03;+ $6,895 00 $13,650 00 $5,150.00 The next big event planned is the Great Central U.S. Shakeout. On April 28, Arkan-sans will join with their central U.S. neigh-bors in this event, which is designed to re-mind residents of the earthquake risk along the New Madrid fault. It is expected to in-volve more than a million people through a broad-based outreach program, partnership with media and public advocacy by hundreds of partners. The Shakeout will be centered on a si-multaneous drop, cover and hold drill that will take place at 10:15 a.m. on April 28. It is expected to be the largest earthquake preparedness event in central U.S. history. See www.ShakeOut.org/centralus for more details. MARCH 2011 &$5,1*&#03;&$6.(76 6N\&#10;EOXH &#07;&#1b;&#1b;&#18; &#07;&#16;&#18;&#12;0R&#03;Z&#11;D&#11;F&#11; &#13;&#03;GRZQ &#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03;&#03; 6$9,1*&#03;<28&#03;021(<&#03; 21&#03;&$6.(76&#0f;&#03;8516&#03;DQG&#03;02180(176 'HOLYHULQJ&#03;WR&#03;DOO&#03;IXQHUDO&#03;KRPHV&#03;‡&#03;3UHSXUFKDVH&#03;SODQV (QWHULQJ&#03;RXU&#03;&#14;&#14;WK&#03;\HDU&#03;RI&#03;%XVLQHVV &#14;&#10;&#1b;&#1b;&#1b;&#10;&#17;&#17;&#16;&#10;&#19;&#17;&#14;&#17;&#03;&#03;‡&#03;&#03;&DOO&#03;IRU&#03;EURFKXUH&#03; &$6.(76&#03;0$'(&#03;,1&#03;7+(&#03;8&#11;6&#11;$&#11; 7RZQ&#03; &#03;&RXQWU\&#03;)ORULVW&#03;²&#03;+XQWVYLOOH&#0f;&#03;$5 ZZZ&#11;FDULQJFDVNHWV&#11;FRP &#15;&#1b;&#03;6&#11;&#03;&ROOHJH&#0f;&#03;6XLWH&#03;&#14;&#1a;&#0f;&#03;)D\HWWHYLOOH&#0f;&#03;$5&#03;&#1a;&#15;&#1a;&#13;&#14; $6.&#03;$%287&#03;$&#03;)$0,/<&#03;)81(5$/&#03;3/$11,1*&#03;*8,'(&#03;3$&.(7 585$/&#03;$5.$16$6&#03;/,9,1*&#03; ,&#03;&#03;&#03; 29

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