General Information

Director
Larry L Ringering

Business Phone
(618) 296-4478

Emergency Phone
(618) 692-0537 (24 hour)

Fax
(618) 692-8985

Email
ema@co.madison.il.us

Address
157 N. Main Street, Suite 33 Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

Natural Disaster Emergency Preparedness

Earthquakes

One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible aftereffects. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time of the day or night. If an earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause many deaths and injuries and extensive property damage. Although there are no guarantees of safety during an earthquake, identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can save lives and significantly reduce injuries and property damage.

Earthquake preparedness from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

How can I protect myself from an earthquake?

Earthquake preparedness from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Before an Earthquake 

During an Earthquake

After an Earthquake

New Madrid Seismic Zone Information from United States Geological Survey (USGS)