California Earthquakes Have Local Officials Warning Residents to Prepare for Quake Here

California Earthquakes Have Local Officials Warning Residents to Prepare for Quake Here

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — In the wake of the recent earthquakes and powerful aftershocks in California, these events remind us that an earthquake could happen at any time right here in southern Illinois.

Franklin County Emergency Management Director Ryan Buckingham says we live in two active seismic zones – the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. He says living between these two zones enhances our chances of having an earthquake.

Since earthquakes happen without notice, what should you do when an earthquake happens.

There are also several steps you need to take to help prevent injuries and property damage a home.

Buckingham says you should consider carrying earthquake insurance to protect yourself and your home in the event a quake ever happens.

You should also have a plan in place for your family and have the necessary supplies available to survive in case of a catastrophic earthquake until help can arrive. You can find that information at ready.illinois.gov.

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Foghat @ River City Casino & Hotel

Foghat @ River City Casino & Hotel

Friday, October 18, 2019 ON SALE •  TIME • Show 8:00pm Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID.

Bob Dylan and His Band @ Stifel Theatre

Bob Dylan and His Band @ Stifel Theatre

Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00 pm ON SALE • $126.50, $86.50, $56.50 TIME • 8:00pm Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets subject to applicable service charges. Event time and date subject to change.

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac @ River City Casino & Hotel

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac @ River City Casino & Hotel

Sunday, November 3, 2019 ON SALE • $45, $35, $25, $19.50 TIME • Show 7:30 pm Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID.

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