“WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal scientists say the chance of damaging earthquakes hitting east of the Rockies has increased significantly, much of it a man-made byproduct of drilling for energy. Oklahoma now has a 1 in 8 chance of damaging quakes in 2016, surpassing California as the state with the highest probability…”
Fort Campbell – PrepareAthon: Ready for any emergency
“Garrison personnel, units and organizations from across the Fort Campbell community conducted a training exercise Wednesday to practice responding to a severe weather event. The training scenarios tested individuals and organizations on their ability to react to a tornado hitting the installation.
The exercise was part of Fort Campbell’s continuous training on its emergency response plans for a large number of contingencies and the training marks Fort Campbell’s participation in America’s PrepareAthon, a nationwide campaign for increased community preparedness and resilience. . . .”
. . . “Tornadoes are the No. 1 thing we prepare for, but we always prepare for winter weather as well,” Fangman said. “We do an exercise every year on winter storms. We prepare for flash floods and flooding, wildfires, earthquakes – being this close to the New Madrid fault line we could be impacted – those are the natural disasters we prepare for.” . . .
♦ Is this “PrepareAthon” another rehearsal for marshal law disguised as disaster “help”? Recall after Katrina the soldiers pointed guns at nearby helpers who arrived with food and blankets and forced them to turn around. They herded the helpless population onto overpasses without drinking water and, at gunpoint, into the horrific no-water-no-electricity Superdome.
“INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is typically safe from earthquake activity like the devastation in Ecuador or the major damage in Japan, but the state has seen its share of events that caused damage along the New Madrid fault line.
Here’s a look at the most significant earthquakes in recorded Indiana history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey . . . “