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Emergency Preparedness at SIU

You can expect it to take at least three minutes before any help will arrive in an emergency. In the event of a major disaster, it could easily be three days before assistance begins arriving from outside our area. While those of us who work in the field of public safety will do our best to help, there is much you can do to help yourself, and increase your chances of survival.

The good news is that earthquakes occur in the New Madrid Seismic Zone much less often than they do in other, better-known parts of the United States.

The bad news is that when they do occur, the likelihood of severe damage is very high.

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