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Mid-South Preparing for Summer Earthquake Drill

FEBRUARY 26, 2007 - Posted at 7:47 a.m. CST

 

UNION CITY, TN - Emergency officials across west Tennessee and the Mid-South are preparing for a multi-state emergency drill this summer in Union City.

The exercise, scheduled for June, will test their response in the event of a serious disaster like an earthquake along the New Madrid fault.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and officials in 21 west Tenneessee counties, as well as their counterparts in eastern Arkansas, southeast Missouri, western Kentucky and southern Illinois, will be involved.

Obion County emergency management director Mike George said communicating without the use of telephones and cell phones could be the biggest difficulty.

The county has purchased satellite phones and a new radio system to get ready for the drill and a real emergency.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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