Earthquakes In Coffee County—You Never Know

Earthquakes are a natural disaster not many know they could affect the mid-state, but emergency responders are making sure they’re ready in case of a catastrophic emergency. All this week the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency, several state and local agencies have been working together to practice an emergency earthquake drill. Crews are practicing a scenario where the New Madrid fault line a major seismic zone near Memphis, creates a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. The drill focused on managing lifesaving supplies, establishing emergency communications at the state and local level and tracking the movement of medical supplies to local hospitals.