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Southern Illinois is located in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The Office of Emergency Management wants to remind you of the steps you should take before and during an earthquake to be better prepared.
Remember to DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON when you feel the ground shaking. DROP down to the floor, take COVER under a sturdy desk, table or other furniture, and HOLD ON to the furniture item and be prepared to move with it until the shaking ends.
This information brought to you by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the City of Carbondale Office of Emergency Management. For more information please contact the City of Carbondale Office of Emergency Management at 457-3245.