American Red Cross sponsors earthquake awareness event | Environment
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) – A little more than 200 years after the great New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, a special awareness event is coming to Cape Girardeau that will help citizens learn about the earthquakes and how to survive it.
The earthquake awareness event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. at the West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau.
The American Red Cross is partnering with federal, state, and local officials for this event.
There will be display tables set up in the mall with information about earthquakes, along with general safety information.
They’ll be distributing information for visitors to take with them, have interactive displays, and answer questions from the public.
Although no one can predict future earthquakes, scientists say it’s only a matter of time before another major quake strikes the area.
Participants in the earthquake awareness event in Cape Girardeau include: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, Missouri DNR Division of Geology and Land Survey, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department, Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, American Red Cross, New Madrid Museum, and the Bootheel Youth Museum.
More details on Missouri’s Earthquake Awareness Month are at: http://www.sema.dps.mo.gov/earthquake_preparedness/default.asp
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