Get Your Home Ready for Earthquakes Webinar Announced
May 2013 - In partnership with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), CUSEC is holding a FREE informational webinar, "Get Your Home Ready for Earthquakes", on May 30, 2013 at 10:00AM CDT. During the webinar, participants will learn more about protecting themselves and their homes against earthquake damage.
Click here to find out more and learn how to register for this webinar. Space is limited so you will need to RSVP by May 24, 2013.
Great Central U.S. ShakeOut to Moves to October
April 2013 - The next Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place on October 17, 2013 at 10:17a.m. Since 2012, the ShakeOut has been held on February 7th.
Although highly visible and successful, this has been out of sync with a
larger, national ShakeOut effort that takes place annually on the third
Thursday of October. In 2012, 16 states and British Columbia
participated in an October 18 ShakeOut.
To maximize the effectiveness of the ShakeOut, the CUSEC Board of
Directors has elected to permanently move the Great Central U.S.
ShakeOut to the third Thursday of October beginning this year. This
will align us with a national initiative involving 30 states and territories where nearly 20 million people will practice earthquake safety and disaster preparedness activities.
We encourage you to mark your calendar for October 17, 2013 and register today on the ShakeOut website, so you can join millions of others across the nation in the next Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter
where we post occasional updates and safety tips. Thank you for your
continued commitment to earthquake and disaster preparedness.
Poster Contest Winners Announced in Missouri
March 2013 - The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency announces elementary school students from Sikeston and Cuba are the winners of the "Show-Me ShakeOut" Poster Contest, Missouri's statewide earthquake awareness poster contest. Fourth-grader Chloe Apurado, third-grader Vincent Kleuppel, both students at Saint Francis Xavier School in Sikeston, and fifth-grader Haylee Wright, of Cuba Middle School in Cuba, took the top prizes in their grades for their posters showing the best way for people to protect themselves in an earthquake. The students will be recognized during award presentations at their schools on Tuesday, March 12.
SEMA and the Missouri Seismic Safety Commission sponsored the "Show-Me ShakeOut" Poster Contest to promote the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, a nine-state earthquake drill that was held Feb. 7. More than 575,000 Missourians were among more than 2.9 million people that participated throughout the region. February is also earthquake awareness month in Missouri, and Feb. 7 was the 201st anniversary of the Great New Madrid Quake of 1812, the largest ever to strike the region. For more information about the contest, contact Steve Besemer, Missouri Earthquake Program Manager, at (573) 526-9232.