Office of Emergency Management Encourages Residents to be Prepared

7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 23 2011 Aug 23, 2011 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:14:00 PM CDT August 23, 2011 in News
By: Amanda Sohaney

COLUMBIA - The Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to be prepared in case of an earthquake striking the Midwest. This news comes after an earthquake hit the East Coast Tuesday afternoon.

"While we're grateful that there hasn't been widespread damage or injuries reported, we should use the quakes as a call to be ready," said Zim Schwartze, OEM Director. "With the possibility of an earthquake along the New Madrid Fault over us, we encourage residents, businesses, schools and other local entities to learn what should be done before, during and after such a distaster."

For disaster planning information, visit the Office of Emergency Management's website, here.

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