Local official wants you to be prepared for earthquakes

Local official wants you to be prepared for earthquakes

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 sits on the New Madrid Fault Line, meaning we could experience a large earthquake.

You may not feel effects of big earthquakes like what happened in Alaska on November 30, because most of the earthquakes felt in Region 8 are deep underground.

Erik Wright of the Greene County Office of Emergency Management knows that it’s easy to overlook earthquakes.

However he said even if other severe weather events happen more often in your area, you should still be ready with a plan.

“One thing that I always tell people," Wright said. “If you can prepare yourself, your family and your business for an earthquake, then you’re prepared for everything else,” Wright said.

Wright said that the better prepared you are not only will you and your loved ones be safer, but emergency services will be able to better help your neighbors who might be in need.

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