Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:01 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Earthquake preparedness drill set to test response

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 6, 2013 at 7:19 a.m.

— An earthquake drill is in the planning to help Arkansans make plans for how to react if a temblor strikes.

The mock earthquake is set for 10:15 a.m. Thursday, and the American Red Cross suggests families, workplaces and other gathering points should assess their readiness.

The New Madrid fault runs through northeast Arkansas and, though it has been relatively quiet in recent time, it has the potential to unleash a devastating quake.

If the New Madrid is the center of a major temblor, damage would be most severe in Arkansas and Tennessee, with Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky also affected.

If the earth starts to shake, the Red Cross says residents should “drop, cover and hold.”

Comments on: Earthquake preparedness drill set to test response

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Route sales

    route sales- Must have good driving record. Previous sales e...
    ALEXANDER, AR

  • Building maintenance -need refs

    building maintenance-Need refs. pass drug & alcohol test. $1...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Executive assistant

    Serves as a physician liaison with MDS, hospitals and staff...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Commercial construction

    Superintendent wanted, Central Ark. Area, 10yrs exp. with 1...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sales & service

    Sales and Service Manager Trainee / Sales ConsultantMetaboli...
    CONWAY, AR

Search 810 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online