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Video :: Earthquake Preparedness Week - Make an Emergency Priority List

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | 06:29am

From TEMA's Week-Long Series on Earthquake Safety



TRANSCRIPT:  I'm Mark Hollomon with Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

We're all too familiar with floods and tornadoes in Tennessee, but it's also very likely our state will experience a major earthquake within our lifetime.

Take time before an earthquake strikes to write an emergency priority list which should include:
• Important personal documents
• items to be removed by car or truck if one is available
• Things to do if time permits, such as locking doors and windows, and turning off the utilities.
Preparedness is an individual responsibility.

I'm an emergency manager and I'm asking you to plan and practice what to do if an earthquake strikes.

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