"I had a friend in western
"It" was a 3.8-magnitude earthquake. The temblor's epicenter was farmland at the northeast corner of Indiana 26 and
County authorities said 113 people called 911 within 15 minutes of the first tremor. But its radius spread between 120 and 190 miles, the
Midwest earthquakes are few but not uncommon. Scientists anticipate a damaging quake occurring in the central
That's why Homeland Security is leading an earthquake response exercise at
And it's why hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers will take part in the seventh Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
Homeland Security annually urges Hoosiers to join the more than 500,000
Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the "family contact" when disaster strikes. It is often easier to call long distance after a local emergency. Ensure every family member knows the name, address and phone number of the contact person.
In a disaster kit, include: food and water for three days, radio, flashlight, batteries for the radio and flashlight, first aid kit, clothing, blankets, personal hygiene items, emergency phone numbers, cash in small bills and copies of documents such as
Earthquakes and other disasters, like tornadoes and floods, can happen any time and place. With a bit of preparation, you might help prevent such an event from becoming a family calamity.
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