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255,300 Ky. Residents Sign up for Earthquake Drill
« on: April 16, 2011, 11:19:52 AM »
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255,300 Ky. Residents Sign up for Earthquake Drill

Story Created: Apr 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM CDT

Story Updated: Apr 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM CDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - About 255,300 Kentucky residents and more
than 2.1 million people in a wide swath of the central U.S. have
registered to participate in the region's largest earthquake
disaster preparedness drill.
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management is asking
participants to "drop, cover, and hold on," at 10:15 a.m. CDT
April 28.
Spokesman Buddy Rogers says the region's next big earthquake
can't be predicted but damage will range in the billions of
dollars.
Schools, businesses, individual citizens, and government
officials will participate in the exercise.
Dubbed the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, the drill will be a
prelude to a weeklong national earthquake preparedness exercise
starting on May 16.
Kentucky is in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Experts estimate
that the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes were a maximum magnitude
7.0.