Emergency Preparedness - earthquakes ...

Emergency Preparedness - earthquakes and other disasters

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Concerned

Carbondale, IL

#1 Mar 1, 2011
With the recent earthquakes not tooo far from Cairo - does Cairo have an emergency preparedness plan in which residents are informed?
Just do something

United States

#2 Mar 1, 2011
Yeah stick your head between your legs and kiss you ars goodbye, Cairo cant even find out who has set over fifty fires how do you think they can plan ahead for something that big. and they dont even seem to be able to turn on the pumps to stop the flooding, need i say more.
2funny

Cairo, IL

#3 Mar 1, 2011
asked someone about it. seems there is a 1000 page plan. we could probably stand for some re-education, but as much as emergency preparedness is talked about on tv, noone should be able to plead complete ignorance.
facts

United States

#4 Mar 1, 2011
so who has the 1000 page plan, do we go to the visitors center to be rescued
good question

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Mar 1, 2011
facts wrote:
so who has the 1000 page plan, do we go to the visitors center to be rescued
Yes, but you have to call duh mayor first and see if the keys are on a cruise?

And ya better ask nicely and kiss his ass if you want an answer.
good question

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 Mar 1, 2011
Let's get serious here. If there are over 600 children in the school here, 1/3 of Cairo's residents must be children under the age of 18 and did I read someplace that over 1/3 of Cairo's residents are illiterate. Those two groups, which may comprise 2/3 of the population of Cairo CAN plead ignorance.

So, yes I agree, where can we find this 1000 page plan?
2funny

Cairo, IL

#7 Mar 1, 2011
facts wrote:
so who has the 1000 page plan, do we go to the visitors center to be rescued
the person in charge of civil defense would be the guy/gal to call.

aren't they telling the children in school what to do? it used to be part of the curriculum to teach children how to behave in case of trouble. some of them were more in the know than their parents.
Concerned

United States

#8 Mar 2, 2011
I am being serious about my concern for emergency preparedness -- this needs to be part of someone's campaign. There were a couple of earthquakes in Greenbrier, Arkansas which is 5 hours from Cairo and New Madrid is even closer. slm Cairo has what is called a "vulnerable population" with the numbers of children and elderly. How can the community take ownership of this issue to educate others - God forbid an earthquake and flooding at the same time...
good question

United States

#9 Mar 2, 2011
Concerned wrote:
I am being serious about my concern for emergency preparedness -- this needs to be part of someone's campaign. There were a couple of earthquakes in Greenbrier, Arkansas which is 5 hours from Cairo and New Madrid is even closer. slm Cairo has what is called a "vulnerable population" with the numbers of children and elderly. How can the community take ownership of this issue to educate others - God forbid an earthquake and flooding at the same time...
I understand there have been HUNDREDS, close to a thousand small earthquakes in Arkansas this year and they "think" they are caused by drilling there. But, who knows? And yes, Cairo does have a very vulnerable population that we should all care about.

How many people in Cairo would need transportation to evacuate? What kind of transportation? How many are not ambulatory and would need ambulances or other assistance?

I will submit a request today for the school district's evacuation plan and post their response when and if I get it.
Concerned

Plattsburg, MO

#10 Mar 9, 2011
Saw a commercial for this:

http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/

Great Central US ShakeOut April 28th
good question

United States

#11 Mar 11, 2011
Has anyone asked about and found that 1000 page plan yet?

I heard last night, before the Japan quake, that a group in Moscow is predicting that the US mainland will experience a devastating quake in the next 14 days.

We really need our ambulances located in Cairo and not out in Olive Branch.
2funny

Cairo, IL

#12 Mar 11, 2011
good question wrote:
We really need our ambulances located in Cairo and not out in Olive Branch.
what we need is trained emergency medical people in Cairo. we need our ambulances in specially built, earthquake proof shelters somewhere away from the heart of the trauma should it occur. By the time we could possibly clear a path for them to travel they could be here and waiting for victims. Read about the 1810 or -12 earthquake and you'll understand that a truly major quake would make mincemeat out of this place. ambulances without waterwings would be useless.

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