Regional earthquake exercise begins at AState

JONESBORO, Ark. – A set of disaster exercises will begin Wednesday, June 14, at Arkansas State University.

A-State and the Department of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will host the 2017 Regional Earthquake Exercise. This exercise will simulate a major earthquake causing extensive damage in Northeast Arkansas, a release said.

More than eight states will be responding to our campus and testing their ability to evaluate and access the damage to our campus and relay this information back to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

The participants of this exercise will arrive on campus Wednesday, June 14, and be visible through Sunday, June 18.

Most of the participants, equipment and activity will be centered around the Military Science Building; however the building inspections will be conducted across campus.

Participants will be wearing vests identifying them as responders.

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