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Shelby County's Emergency Preparation to be Focus of National Study

MEMPHIS, TN - Shelby County is one of three U.S. communities to be studied to see how quickly it can return to normal after a disaster.

The study is funded by a $4 million grant from the Dept. of Homeland Security and will be conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Community and Regional Resilience Initiative.

The county was chosen because of the potential that a massive earthquake could hit it.

The study will also include Gulfport, Mississippi and a yet-to-be named Southeastern city.

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