- September 2010 was National Preparedness Month
in the United States. During the month, CUSEC hosted and participated in several events to increase awareness about the earthquake hazard in the central U.S. Those events included interacting with the public and handing out literature at three preparedness expositions, participating in two earthquake exercises, attending several meetings of public officials planning for earthquakes, presenting earthquake safety information to high school students in Memphis, TN, and presenting earthquake safety and hazard information during three business seminars, including the Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners
EPIC conference and a FEMA initiative called QuakeSmart
Most importantly, CUSEC Executive Director Jim Wilkinson had the honor of being invited to testify before the United States Senate in our nation’s capital to discuss the central U.S. earthquake threat. Video footage of Director Wilkinson’s testimony can be seen by clicking here. Even though National Preparedness Month is over, CUSEC would like to remind you that earthquakes can happen at any time, and you should always be ready.