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Emergency responders meet to prepare for disasters

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Several emergency responders came together Tuesday to become even more prepared for natural disasters.

Emergency management officials from 12 counties in northeast Arkansas along with local American Red Cross officials attended the meeting at the Craighead County Courthouse Annex.

The exercise was based on the scenario of a disastrous earthquake.  Craighead County Director of Emergency Management David Moore says information learned by working with other county representatives is invaluable. 

Moore says, "This information is something we wouldn't be able to gather on our own.  We've got to have this working collaboration between counties to be able to understand what these problems overall in Northeast Arkansas are going to be."

Every emergency management office conducts similar exercises to prepare for disasters throughout the year, but Tuesday's meeting was the first regional gathering of its kind.

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