Earthquake Preparedness Workshop In Region 8

PARAGOULD - A 7.7 magnitude earthquake rips through Northeast Arkansas leaving behind dead, injured, and the infrastructure within a 125 mile radius of Marked Tree, destroyed or severly crippled...Now what do you do?

This wa the scenario facing emergency management personnel this morning in Paragould.  Representatives from state and federal emergency management organizations joined with the city and county emergency personnel to deal with a huge disaster in the state most at-risk counties.

Many questions dealt with how isolated Northeast Arkansas would be and how long it would have to rely on internal versus external aid.