Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Patrick Sheehan as director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). Sheehan takes over the director position from David Purkey, who returns to the singular position of homeland security advisor and assistant commissioner of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security after serving in dual roles […]
As earthquakes continue to occur on a daily basis in the central U.S., CUSEC and emergency management officials in Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri remind citizens and communities about the earthquake risk by designating February as Earthquake Awareness Month.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Earthquake Conference (NEC), scheduled for May 4-6, 2016 in Long Beach, California. The quadrennial NEC brings together hundreds of geoscientists, engineers, insurance regulators, building officials and emergency management professionals to discuss advancements in earthquake hazards, mitigation, preparedness and education. The 2016 conference will focus on advancements since […]
On October 15, CUSEC and our Member and Associate States participated once again in the Great Central U.S.and SouthEast ShakeOut regional earthquake drills. The drills, which started in 2011 and 2012 respectively, engaged more than 5.5 million participants in 2015. Nationwide, over 43.5 million people will participate in some ShakeOut-related drill or activity during the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEMPHIS, TN — Rounding out FEMA’s successful “National Preparedness Month” which ends on September 30, individuals and communities throughout 14 mid-west states will participate in the fifth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill this October 15. Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of Action is […]