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Earthquake Threat
A modern repeat of the 1811 and 1812 earthquakes that struck the "boot heel" of Missouri would cause widespread damage.
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National & State Initiatives 

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has finalized an agreement with Louisiana that pledges the Show-Me State's assistance in sheltering evacuees from Louisiana. The Eastern Jackson County Emergency Management Team is currently working on increasing the area's shelter capacity in the event hurricanes or other disasters force evacuations from Louisiana, which is still recovering from the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

New Madrid Quake

A potential natural disaster closer to home would be a repeat of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, which caused the Mississippi River to flow backward. While the epicenter of such a quake would be in the Missouri boot heel, the fault line extends throughout the region. In the 19th Century, this region was not heavily populated, but today a New Madrid quake would cause considerable damage to the cities of Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis. The shockwave would likely be felt far beyond the entire of state of Missouri, rippling out to Canada in the north, New York in the east and into the Deep South.

The Eastern Jackson County Emergency Management Team is deeply involved in planning for the mass evacuations that might be need as the result of a New Madrid quake crisis.

The Jackson County Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security Department has taken a lead role in Missouri's Faith-Based Organization Initiative Shelter Program.



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