“Earthquake Risk and Readiness: It’s Everybody’s Fault”
“The Central U.S. faces the possibility of a destructive earthquake at anytime, but are we ready?
It will strike with no warning, and the consequences could be devastating: collapsed buildings and bridges, interrupted power and water supplies, millions of dollars in business losses, and thousands of casualties.
The impact could be great, but it can also be minimized if everyone realizes their responsibility to prepare.”
Find out what you can do by watching this video, which includes a quake quiz to test your knowledge and tremor tips to help you lessen the impact on your home, your place of work, and your family. Parri O. Black, of television station WNIN in Evansville, Indiana wrote and produced the video, which includes interviews recorded at the first Central U.S. Partnership Meeting in June, 2000.
For more information or to purchase a copy write to: WNIN Earthquake Risk and Readiness, 405 Carpenter St., Evansville, IN 47708 or visit their web site at www.wnin.org.
Transportation Systems Earthquake Vulnerability Now Available –
The revised CUSEC monograph “Earthquake Vulnerability of Transportation Systems in the Central United States”.
First published in 1996, the monograph provides an overview of the earthquake risk in the region, the effects of earthquakes on transportation systems, and sets forth a framework for future action to reduce transportation vulnerability. Available free in hard copy from CUSEC, or by download in the publications library.
CUSEC Journal, Summer 2003
The Summer 2003 CUSEC Journal addresses various topics of communications and how communication breakdowns can affect the emergency management community, pre and post disaster. Also in this issue is recent CUSEC news and workshop announcements.