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These locations, grouped by county, are appropriate for news media to attend to cover the ShakeOut (click on a venue for details):

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Event:

Shake Out Drill

Event location:Rock County Coroner's Office
3530 N. County Highway F., Janesville, WI 53547

Contact Person:Louis C. Smit, Rock county Coroner's Office, smit@co.rock.wi.us, 608.295.3516

Date/Time:02/01/2013, 10:18 - 10:18 am

Short Summary:We will particpate in a Dister Drill wherein we will train for an Eathquake. This is a regional event.



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FEMA 395: Earthquake Safety for Schools Webinar

Event location:Webinar

Contact Person:FEMA NEHRP, FEMA, claudette.fernandez@fema.dhs.gov

Date/Time:01/30/2013, 2 - 3:30 pm

Short Summary:A one-hour webinar for school officials, teachers, facility managers, and other local stakeholders interested in learning how to reduce earthquake risks and take actions to ensure school safety and continued operations.



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FEMA E-74: Reducing NonStructural Earthquake Risks

Event location:Webinar

Contact Person:FEMA NEHRP, FEMA, claudette.fernandez@fema.dhs.gov

Date/Time:01/29/2013, 2 - 3:30 pm

Short Summary:This 1 ½ hour webinar describes the sources and types of nonstructural earthquake damage and the effective methods and guidance



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ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out!

Event location:Newburg Children's Museum
120-B Water St., Newburg, MO 65550

Contact Person:Dr. Elizabeth teGroen, Director/Curator , eftegroen@embarqmail.com, 573-762-3077

Date/Time:04/28/2011, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Short Summary:Neil Elfrink, a geologist with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will teach children and adults about earthquake hazard in Missouri. Attendees will participate in a ShakeOut exercise and view the grand prize winning video submitted to DNR by Ballwin, Missouri 7th Grade Students: http://www.youtube.com/shakeoutmissouri#p/c/E490CB18E9171547/0/YmDGN1X6-WU



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Rolla School Daze

Event location:Missouri Department of Natural Resources
111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla, MO 65401

Contact Person:Hylan Beydler, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey, hylan.beydler@dnr.mo.gov, 573-368-2118

Date/Time:04/27/2011, 9 am - 2:15 pm

Short Summary:Three hundred Rolla Middle School fifth grade students will learn about earthquake potential in Missouri. Attendees will participate in a ShakeOut exercise and view the two videos submitted to DNR by Ballwin, and Dent County Missouri students (first and second in the pick list): http://www.youtube.com/shakeoutmissouri

Alabama



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Haleyville, AL ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:Haleyville High School
2001 20th Street, Haleyville, AL

Contact Person:Kyle Garrison, Haleyville High School, kgarrison@hvac.k12.al.us, 2054952998

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 10 am

Short Summary:Alabama EMA Director Art Faulkner will join Winston County officials at Haleyville High School to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill with students and teachers. “Schools in the Winston County district have chosen to be prepared for any type of disaster,” said Director Faulkner. “We are working together to prepare teachers and administrators to provide a secure environment for their students.”



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Haleyville High School

Event location:2001 20th St.

Contact Person:Kyle Garrison, Haleyville High School, kgarrison@havc.k12.al.us, 205.486.3122

Date/Time:04/28/2011

Short Summary:Local Paper and News along with the mayor and council.

Arkansas



Event:

Earthquake Drill Flippin Schools

Event location:Flippin School

Contact Person:Terry Baldridge, Marion County Medical Reserve Corps., terryjim@suddenlink.net, 870-453-4885

Date/Time:10/17/2013, 10:17 am

Short Summary:Earthquake Drill Flippin Schools. Emergency personnel, Police, Fire Departments, Marion County Medical Reserve Corps, Office of Emergency M....



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FEMA E-74: Reducing the Risks of NonStructural Earthquake Damage

Event location:Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management

Contact Person:Donald Minster, Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management, donald.minster@adem.arkansas.gov

Date/Time:02/08/2013, 8 am - 4:30 pm

Short Summary:Formal full day training on non-structural earthquake hazards and how individuals and organizations can reduce their risks from these hazards.



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City of Jonesboro, AR Response & Recovery Exercise

Event location:Public Works Department
2650 Lacy Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401

Contact Person:911 Director Jeff L. Presley, City of Jonesboro, jpresley@jonesboro.org, 870-933-4694

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 10:15 - 11:15 am

Short Summary:Mobile command setup,switching to backup radio. Scene security by Jonesboro Police.
search and resuce drill by Jonesboro Fire.

Georgia



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Milford Elementary School - Marietta, Georgia

Event location:Milford Elementary School
2390 Austell Road SW, Marietta, GA 30008

Contact Person:Sarah Lipman, sarah@cookerly.com, 404-419-9237

Date/Time:04/28/2011, 10:15 am

Short Summary:FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino will join students and schools officials for the ShakeOut, followed by a media availability.
....

Illinois



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Illinois and New Madrid Seismic Zone EarthScope Workshop

Event location:Illinois State University

Date/Time:02/18/2013, 10:18 - 10:18 am

Short Summary:This workshop is for middle and high school science teachers and is sponsored by the Illinois State University Department of Geography-Geology and Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology, and is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Scholarships are available.



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Get READY! Safety Fair

Event location:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Old Highway 13, Carbondale, IL 62901

Contact Person:Kara Dunkel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, karadunk5@yahoo.com, 618-529-4042

Date/Time:02/02/2013, 2 - 6 pm

Short Summary:Whether it is loss of job, derecho or earthquake, The Preparedness Fair Saturday February 2nd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will help you begin your efforts to survive future disasters. Learn tips on weather advisories, responding to an active shooter, communication skills and much more.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!



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Lincoln, IL ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:Washington-Monroe School
1002 Pekin Street, 1002 Pekin Street, Lincoln, IL

Contact Person:Patti Thompson, IEMA, 217-836-0742

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 10 - 11 am

Short Summary:Students will participate in the Drop, Cover and Hold On drill, then attend an assembly on earthquake preparedness. Local, state and school....



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Chatham, IL ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:Glenwood Intermediate School
465 Chatham Road, 465 Chatham Road, Chatham, IL ZIP

Contact Person:Patti Thompson, IEMA, 217-836-0742

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 10 - 11 am

Short Summary:Students will participate in the Drop, Cover and Hold On drill, then listen to information about earthquake preparedness over the intercom.....



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GET READY! Preparedness Fair - Carbondale, IL

Event location:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7168 Old Rte 13/ Murphysboro Rd, 7168 Old Rte 13/ Murphysboro Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901

Contact Person:Kara Dunkel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Letter-day Saints, karadunk5@yahoo.com, 6185294042

Date/Time:02/04/2012, 2 - 6 pm

Short Summary:Over 30 presenters with lots of materials and goodies to gather!



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Press Conference - Rockford, Illinois

Event location:Winnebago County Justice Center Main Lobby
650 W. State Street, Rockford, IL 61102

Contact Person:Charles Elliot, Winnebego County Health Dept., celliott@wchd.org, 815-720-4001

Date/Time:04/27/2011, 2 pm

Short Summary:Press Conference announcing the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:00 PM
Winnebago County Justice....

Indiana



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ShakeOut at the New Albany Floyd County LIbrary

Event location:New Albany Floyd County Public Library
180 West Spring St., New Albany, IN 47150

Contact Person:Peggy Roberson, New albnay Floyd County Public Library, proberson@nafclibrary.org, 812-949-3527

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 2 - 2:5 pm

Short Summary:Earthquake preparedness information and drill



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ShakeOut Drill at Tekoppel Elementary Schools

Event location:Tekoppel Elementary School
111 North Tekopel Ave., Evansville, IN 47712

Contact Person:John Erickson, IDHS, jerickson@dhs.in.gov, 317-234-4214

Date/Time:04/19/2011, 8:30 am

Short Summary:April 19, 2011 ShakeOut Drill Day at Tekoppel Elementary Schools. Media is invited to attend the event and arrive at 8:30AM. Drills begin....

Kentucky



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KYEM 2011 EQ Poster Contest Award Ceremony / ShakeOut

Event location:Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
628 Second Street , Henderson, KY 42420

Contact Person:David Davis, Kentucky Division of Emergency Managament, david.davis45@us.army.mil, 502.607.5712

Date/Time:04/28/2011, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:KYEM will present the 2011 5th grade winner of their annual Earthquake Awareness Poster Contest. Immediately following the ceremony all attendees will participate in The Great Central US ShakeOut.

Mississippi



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ShakeOut Drill and Media Event

Event location:DeSoto Central Primary School
3210 Getwell Road, Southaven, MS 38672

Contact Person:Katherine Nelson - Community Relations Director, DeSoto County Schools, katherine.nelson@desotocountyschools.org

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:DeSoto Central Primary School will be holding an open-to-the-media ShakeOut drill and demonstration. Senior Officials from Local, State and....

Missouri



Event:

2013 Annual MHA Emergency Preparedness Conference

Event location:Hilton Garden Inn

Contact Person:Cindy Soule, Missouri Hospital Association, csoule@mail.mhanet.com, csoule@mail.mhanet.com

Date/Time:10/16/2013

Short Summary:Annual Missouri Hospital Association Emergency Preparedness Conference for hospital safety, emergency preparedness and risk management staff, community health centers, and emergency medical services.



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Earthquake Safety Fair

Event location:West Park Mall

Contact Person:Steve Besemer, State Emergency Management, steve.besemer@sema.dps.mo.gov

Date/Time:02/16/2013, 10 am - 2 pm

Short Summary:Earthquake and disaster safety fair to be held at the West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on February 16, 2013 from 10AM-2PM



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DAEOC Head Start Center hosting media availability during ShakeOut earthquake drill Feb. 7

Event location:DAEOC Head Start Center – Chaffee
611 N. Main, Chaffee, MO

Contact Person:Steve Besemer, Missouri SEMA, steve.besemer@sema.dps.mo.gov

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:A Chaffee school that will be participating in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Feb. 7 invites media to cover their drill participation, as well as related earthquake presentations.



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Columbia 93 School hosting media availability during ShakeOut earthquake drill Feb. 7

Event location:Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School
201 Park De Ville, Columbia, MO 65203

Contact Person:Steve Besemer, Missouri SEMA, steve.besemer@sema.dps.mo.gov

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:A Columbia school that will be participating in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Feb. 7 invites media to cover their drill participation, as well as related earthquake presentations.



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Platte County R-3 school hosting media availability during ShakeOut earthquake drill Feb. 7

Event location:Barry School
2001 NW 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64154

Contact Person:Steve Besemer, Missouri SEMA, steve.besemer@sema.dps.mo.gov

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:A Kansas City school that will be participating in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Feb. 7 invites media to cover their drill participation, as well as related earthquake presentations.



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Ritenour School hosting media availability during ShakeOut earthquake drill Feb. 7

Event location:Wyland Elementary
220 Brown Road, St. Louis, MO 63114

Contact Person:Steve Besemer, Missouri SEMA, steve.besemer@sema.dps.mo.gov

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:A St. Louis school that will be participating in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Feb. 7 invites media to cover their drill participation, as well as related earthquake presentations.



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Springfield Greene County Office of Emergency Management in cooperation with Truman Elementary School will provide a media availability during The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill Feb. 7, 2013

Event location:Truman Elementary School
3850 N. Farm Road 159 , Springfield, MO

Contact Person:Dale Moore, Springfield Greene County Office of Emergency Management, 417-848-7777

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 10 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:The Springfield Office of Emergency Management will do a brief presentation followed by a highly visual “Drop, Cover, Hold On” earthquake drill at approximately 10:15 a.m.



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Great Central Shake Out EP Game Nite

Event location:Magnolia Room
West Plains Civic Center, West Plains, MO 65775

Contact Person:Jeri Dias, BSA West Plains Troop 121, dr.jellybean.dias@gmail.com, 417-293-8533

Date/Time:02/06/2013, 7 - 9 pm

Short Summary:Boy Scout Troop 121 of West Plains will sponsor an Emergency Preparedness Game Nite on Wednesday, February 6th at 7 pm in the Magnolia Room....



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20th Annual Earthquakes: Mean Business Conference

Event location:St. Louis University

Contact Person:Melissa Lassonde, St. Louis Unviersity, mlassond@slu.edu, 314-977-8443

Date/Time:02/01/2013, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Short Summary:The program is an effort to raise awareness of earthquake hazards and earthquake risk in the central United States and explain how we can better prepare for future events.



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GIS/GPS Mapping Workshop

Event location:Fort Zumwalt North High School Auditorium
1230 Tom Ginnever Avenue, 1230 Tom Ginnever Avenue, O'Fallon, MO 63366

Contact Person:Mark Rosenblum, Mid America TEEN CERT, mark.rosenblum@juno.com, (314) 680-0791

Date/Time:05/05/2012, 8 am - 12 pm

Short Summary:A workshop to introduce alerting, evacuation and sheltering as well as demonstrating the usefulness of the technology when working with disaster preparedness.



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Jefferson City Area ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:North Elementary School
285 S. Summit Drive, Holts Summit, MO

Contact Person:Jeff Briggs, State Emergency Management Agency, jeff.briggs@sepa.dps.mo.gov, 5735269215

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Media invited to attend ShakeOut drill at Jefferson City area school. Presentation by official of Missouri Seismic Safety Commission will i....



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St. Louis Area ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:St. Ferdinand School
1735 Charbonier, Florissant, MO

Contact Person:Jeff Briggs, State Emergency Management Agency, jeff.briggs@sema.dps.mo.gov, 5735269215

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Media invited to attend ShakeOut drill at St. Louis area elementary school. State and local officials will make earthquake safety presentat....



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Cape Girardeau, MO ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:Alma Schrader Elementary
1360 Randol Avenue, Cape Girardeau, MO

Contact Person:Jeff Briggs, State Emergency Management Agency, jeff.briggs@sema.dps.mo.gov, 5735269215

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Media are invited to a Cape Girardeau elementary for a ShakeOut earthquake drill. State and local officials will conduct presentations on e....



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Springfield, MO ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:Horace Mann Elementary School
3745 S. Broadway, 3745 S. Broadway, Springfield, MO 65807

Contact Person:Warren Robinson, Greene County Emergency Management, pio@greenecountyoem.org, 417-869-6040

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Media invited to Horace Mann Elementary School in Springfield for ShakeOut drill and presentations from local emergency response officials.



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Carnahan High School of the Future - St. Louis, Missouri

Event location:Carnahan High School of the Future
4041 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO

Contact Person:Julie Linder, St. Louis Public Schools, julie.linder@slps.org, 314-345-2367

Date/Time:04/28/2011, 10:15 am

Short Summary:Dept. of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and Dept. of Education Secretary Duncan will join students and school officials for the Great C....

Oklahoma



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Mid-Del Schools ShakeOut Drill

Event location:Cleveland Bailey Elementary
3301 Sun Valley , Midwest City, OK 73110

Contact Person:Keli Cain, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, keli.cain@oem.ok.gov, 405-590-0120

Date/Time:02/07/2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Media is invited to join Cleveland Bailey Elementary students and staff for this ShakeOut Drill



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Midwest City, OK ShakeOut Drill -Open to the Media

Event location:East Side Elementary School

Contact Person:Keli Cain, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, keli.cain@oem.ok.gov, 405-521-2481

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:February 7, 2012, 9:45 - 10:30 am, ShakeOut Drill at East Side Elementary in Midwest City, OK



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Jones Elementary School - Jones, Oklahoma

Event location:Jones Elementary School
13145 Montana St. , Jones, OK 73049

Contact Person:FEMA Press Office, FEMA, fema-news-desk@dhs.gov, 202-646-3272

Date/Time:04/28/2011, 10:15 am

Short Summary:FEMA Deputy Administrator for Preparedness and National Protection, Tim Manning, will join students and school officials for the ShakeOut, f....

South Carolina



Event:

Official Great Shakeout Press Conference for South Carolina

Event location:South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29205

Contact Person:Derrec Becker, South Carolina Emergency Management Divison, dbecker@emd.sc.gov, 803-737-8500

Date/Time:04/28/2011, 10 am - 12 pm

Short Summary:Great Shakeout Drill site and Press Conference



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Drop, Cover, and Hold-on

Event location:SC State Museum

Contact Person:Derrec Becker, SC Emergency Management Division, dbecker@emd.gov, 803-737-8640

Date/Time:04/28/2011, 10:15 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Drop, cover, and hold demonstration

Tennessee



Event:

Earthquake Public Forum

Event location:Michael D. Rose Theater
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152

Contact Person:Jim Wilkinson, CUSEC, cusec@cusec.org, (901) 544-3570

Date/Time:10/17/2013, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Short Summary:the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and several local, national, and international disaster experts, will host a free public forum, Building Resiliency in the Face of the Earthquake Risk, from 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. at the Michael D. Rose Theatre on the University of Memphis main campus. The forum is a linked event to the “ShakeOut”, a national earthquake drill where more than 43 states and territories and 15 million people will practice earthquake safety procedures at 10:17a.m. on October 17.



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ShakeOut Drill - Barbara K. Lipman School

Event location:Barbara K. Lipman School and Research Institute
University of Memphis, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38111

Contact Person:Gary Patterson, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, glpttrsn@memphis.edu

Date/Time:10/17/2013, 9:45 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:The University of Memphis and its Barbara K. Lipman School will host an open-to-the-media earthquake drill and demonstration.



Event:

Engineering Day 2012

Event location:Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Boulevard, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Person:Larry Dunlap-Berg, Adventure Science Center, ldunlap-berg@adventuresci.com, 615-401-5072

Date/Time:02/18/2012, 11 am - 4 pm

Short Summary:Adventure Science Center provided visitors with hands-on activities and presentations related to earthquakes. These included hourly Drop, Cover and Hold On presentations.



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Memphis City Schools ShakeOut Drill - Open to the Media

Event location:Orleans Elementary School
1400 McMillan Street , Memphis, TN 38106

Contact Person:Ruth Watson, Memphis City Schools, watsonr@mcsk12.net, (901) 416-4232

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 10 - 10:45 am

Short Summary:Memphis City Schools students, administrators, faculty and staff will join more than two million people across nine states to take part in the second Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on February 7, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the 1811/1812 New Madrid earthquakes.



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Motlow State Community College - Shakeout Drill

Event location:Motlow State Community College's Department of Natural Sciences, McMinnville and Tullahoma campuses
225 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN, 37110, 225 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN, 37110, McMinnville, TN 37388

Contact Person:Lisa Herring Mayo, Instructor of Geology, MSCC, lmayo@mscc.edu, 16156536634

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 10:15 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:Students will practice preparedness techniques and discuss ways to respond to an earthquake emergency.



Event:

WalMart ShakeOut Press Conference - Open to the Media

Event location:WalMart Supercenter
5255 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38118

Contact Person:Jeremy Heidt, TEMA, jheidt@tnema.org, (615) 741-0482

Date/Time:02/07/2012, 9 am

Short Summary:The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and its local, federal and private sector partners in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will hold a media opportunity on the morning of February 7, 2012 in Memphis, TN.

Media will have an opportunity for individual interviews with TEMA, FEMA, Walmart and CUSEC representatives, but all video b-roll must conclude prior to the actual drill at 10:15 a.m.




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