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WTSSC Meeting March 5, 2020 in Jackson Tennessee

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission will meet March 5, 2020 at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency office for West Tennessee at their Jackson, Tennessee office located at 1510 Highway 70 bypass.  The meeting will start at 10:30 am and last until 1:00 pm

Here is the agenda for the March 5th meeting: http://www.wtssc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020.3.5.WTSSC_.draftagenda.pdf

Here are the minutes from the last meeting.http://www.wtssc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2019.7.9.WTSSC_.agenda-for-trans.pdf

What To Do During an Earthquake

The WTSSC has produced a safety poster on what to do in the event of an earthquake. Feel free to copy it and spread the information! Here it is!

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The Great Central U. S. Shake Out

On October 17 at 10:17 am please participate in the Great Central United States Shake Out. Here is the public service announcement for the event:

Community Disaster Preparedness Meeting on August 9, 2019 at Dyersburg, Tennessee

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission in conjunction  with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, the Center for Earthquake Research and Information. the Tennessee Department of the Military and Bad Bob’s Bar-B-Que is holding a Community Disaster Preparedness Meeting  on Friday , August 9, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm at the Lannom gymnasium located on the campus of Dyersburg State Community College. First responders will have on display their vehicles and speakers will discuss the current research on earthquakes and floods in the Dyersburg area. Dyersburg  and State agencies  will discuss current emergency plans for Dyer county.  Bad Bob’s Bar-B Que will provide meals and drawings for door-prizes will be held with the prizes being items needed for emergency preparedness and the grand prize being a 3500 watt generator.

Events Calendar

 

 

August 2019

August 9, Dyersburg Community Preparedness Meeting  at Dyersburg, Tennessee

July 2019

July 9, WTSSC meeting at Dyersburg, Tennessee

June 2018

June 19th 2018, WTSSC meeting at Millington, Tennessee

If you would like more information on the event please email nkmoran@memphis.edu

April 2018

April 6, 2018 Shake on the Lake at Reelfoot Lake Visitors Center

If you would like more information on an event please email nkmoran@memphis.edu

August 2017

August 31, 2017 WTSSC meeting at CERI/University of Memphis

If you would like more information on an event please email glpttrsn@memphis.edu.

May 2017

May 24, WTSSC meeting at Reelfoot Lake

If you would like more information on an event, please email glpttrsn@memphis.edu.

September 2014

September 17:  EPIC Conference; Memphis, Tennessee

September 24: WTSSC Board Meeting, Jackson, Tennessee


October 2014

October 16:  Central US Shakeout

West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission to Meet July 9th, 2019

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission will meet on July 9th in Dyersburg, Tennessee  at 10:30 am.  The location will be the Dyer County Complex, Milton Magee Auditorium, 159 Everett Avenue, in Dyersburg.

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission is a twelve (12) member board, appointed as follows: two (2) members chosen by the speaker of the House of Representatives, two (2) members chosen by the speaker of the Senate and eight (8) members appointed by the Governor. The members shall include persons who represent the following professional areas: architecture, fire protection, public utilities, engineering, geology or seismology, local government, insurance, business, emergency health services, nonprofit emergency assistance, local education and emergency management.  The commission shall initiate, with the assistance and participation of other state, federal and local government agencies, a comprehensive program to prepare the state for responding to a major earthquake.

For directions, special accommodations, or additional information, please contact Gary Patterson at 901-678-5264 or Kent Moran at 678-5424

HazMAE Seismic Hazard Assessment and EQ Early Warning Development (draft)

This project is managed by Chris Cramer, University of Memphis

This project is  a multi-year program to develop seismic and liquefaction hazard maps with the effects of local geology for westernmost Tennessee, and Madison County (Jackson area). Data will be collected on the shallow geology, geophysics, and geotechnical (soil) conditions as a key element in improving regional hazard maps that include the response of local geology to make more realistic estimates of seismic hazard and to assist with improving resiliency and mitigation efforts for earthquake hazards in western Tennessee, and indirectly flood hazards (via improved levee and port facility resilience to earthquake shaking and damage) along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  Products will include ground shaking and liquefaction hazard maps similar to the ones recently completed for Shelby County (in 2015).  These hazard maps will contribute to better community resiliency through better estimates of earthquake hazards needed for land use planning, emergency planning and response, business contingency planning, existing structure retrofitting, and informing strategies for new construction.

In addition,  1 year of earthquake early warning (EEW) parameter research for the central US that is needed to implement EEW for river levee, lifeline, and community resilience will be conducted .  EEW will help emergency response efforts and earthquake emergency management by informing agencies of the level and extent of earthquake shaking and potential damage, enabling the focusing of resources to high need regions, and providing information for coordinating earthquake response efforts in a timely fashion.  Besides earthquake resiliency, EEW can assist with flood resiliency via identifying levee and port facility potential vulnerability from actual earthquake shaking.

Reports

2017

2018

Seismic Hazard  and Liquefaction Maps by County

Hazard map Lake County

Dyer(pending)

Lauderdale

Tipton

Madison

West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission Meeting June 19th 2018

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission met June 19th at Millington, Tennessee. During the meeting the commission decided on several action items relating to funding of several commission related projects. Also the commission noted the transition from one Chairman to his successor with the presentation of a ceremonial gavel to outgoing Chairman Gary Graves by incoming Chairman Mike Moore.

WTSSC Board Meeting, June 19th, 2018

 

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission will hold a public business meeting at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 19th 2018 at the Baker Community Center at Millington, Tennessee.

 

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission is a twelve (12) member board, appointed as follows: two (2) members chosen by the speaker of the House of Representatives, two (2) members chosen by the speaker of the Senate and eight (8) members appointed by the Governor. The members shall include persons who represent the following professional areas: architecture, fire protection, public utilities, engineering, geology or seismology, local government, insurance, business, emergency health services, nonprofit emergency assistance, local education and emergency management.  The commission shall initiate, with the assistance and participation of other state, federal and local government agencies, a comprehensive program to prepare the state for responding to a major earthquake.

For directions, special accommodations, or additional information, please contact Gary Patterson at 901-678-5264

The Quake on the Lake April 6, 2018

The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission in Conjunction with several state agencies is sponsoring the “Quake on the Lake” community disaster preparedness meeting at the Reelfoot Lake Visitors Center on April 6, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information look at the following information poster.  LakeCounty.QotL.pub.mtg