Posts Tagged ‘earthquakes’

Ole Miss having to upgrade emergency plans

OXFORD — Recognizing the importance of preparedness when disasters strike, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency have provided a grant to help the University of Mississippi upgrade its Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The $84,344 grant calls for an evaluation and upgrade of the mitigation plan, which was approved in 2006, because […] [...]

Interstate bridge being made earthquake-proof

by Published: September 7,2010

Tags: bridges, construction, earthquakes, highways, interstates, roads

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Department of Transportation workers are trying to make the Interstate 40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge earthquake resistant. Starting today, officials say the bridge over the Mississippi River near Memphis will be reduced to one lane in each direction for about two months. Crews will be installing a new seismic expansion joint along […] [...]

Witt calls for disaster-preparedness legislation

James Lee Witt, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the current co-chair of is urging a subcommittee to the House Financial Services Committee to move quickly to enact legislation that would help American families and communities be better prepared for and protected from the devastation caused by massive natural […] [...]

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