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Time: June 16, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Location: States of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Website or Map: http://www.cusec.org/capstone
Phone: (901) 544-3570.
Event Type: earthquake, exercise
Organized By: Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
Member Activity: Jun 10, 2014
the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and our Member and Associate States, along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Geological Survey, other Federal agencies, volunteer organizations, and the private sector will begin a week-long disaster response and recovery exercise known as CAPSTONE-14.
Under the direction of the CUSEC Board of Directors, CAPSTONE-14 is based upon the occurrence of a damaging earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) and is the culmination of three years of multi-state planning and preparedness lead-up activities. The exercise will be conducted from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20, 2014 in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
According to CUSEC Executive Director Jim Wilkinson, "CAPSTONE-14 demonstrates the dedication
of our States to address the shared earthquake risk faced in the central U.S. It's not just a west coast
hazard as many might believe-damaging earthquakes have and will occur again in the central U.S. and we need to be ready."
Not only does CAPSTONE-14 assess response and recovery capabilities both nationally and regionally, it builds off of lessons learned during the New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Planning Project and National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE11) and completes the full planning, training, and exercise cycle, while serving as a regional and national model to the emergency management community. The primary focus areas of CAPSTONE-14 include: