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Events and Activities that have shaped CUSEC

1990 - Browning prediction stirs the nation; U.S./Latin-American Partnership established; corporate outreach is emphasized; Associate states are added to CUSEC; Professional Advisory Groups are formed as effort to coordinate planning among specific disciplines.

1991 - Centers for Disease Control liaison established; Response 91-A exposes flaws in functional planning; CUSEC Corporate Sponsors program formally initiated.

1992 - American Red Cross liaison established; Hurricane Andrew highlights the need for pre-disaster planning and training for catastrophic disasters; Insurance and Mitigation project gains momentum.

1993 - CUSEC co-sponsors National Earthquake Conference in Memphis; CUSEC Journal is published; Natural Disaster Protection Act of 1993 is introduced.

1994 - Pilot Mitigation 101 Workshop and first ATC-20T - Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings training are held in St. Louis, MO.

1995 - CUSEC / Latin American Partnership program participates in a series of DOE/CUSEC sponsored electric utility workshops throughout the central U.S.

1996 - CUSEC announces its Disaster Resistant Community model as part of its new approach to earthquake/disaster preparedness and mitigation.

1997 - CUSEC and its members participate in "CAT-97" an Interactive Policy Seminar designed to explore the decision making process and the consequences of those decisions as they affect the provisioning of basic human needs should a catastrophic disaster occur.

1999 - CUSEC along with three core organizations, Institute for Business and Home Safety, Mid America Earthquake Center, and the Association of CUSEC State Geologists, set out to develop a partnership approach for addressing the earthquake risk in the Central U.S.