2005/10/12

Speaking of natural disasters …

Is Memphis ready for the big one? Yes, and no. According to Dr. Arch Johnson, Director of the University of Memphis Earthquake Center, Memphis would fare better than Muzaffarrabad, Pakistan but , “a 7.7 magnitude quake would not leave Memphis without problems.”

Among the buildings at the greatest risk to major quakes are most of the public schools in Memphis. School Board member Stephanie Gatewood was shocked to learn that no official study has been done on earthquake preparedness at the schools in 20 years.

"Less than one minute for a warning is not enough time to get students outside, or whatever the disaster plan is," she said.

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