Seismic Risk Assessment

This earmark request is for the 2010 fiscal year.

Sen. Bob Corker (TN) requests $325,000 for:
Shelby County, TN
Memphis, TN

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The Memphis region sits above the New Madrid fault line, which causes concerns if
another major earthquake were to occur. This project would allow FEMA to work with the county to prepare
for an earthquake scenario by assessing the needs of the community, with particular focus on public utilities,
communication, transportation, hospitals, and emergency response teams. This project would not only address
regional concerns, but a national one as well. Memphis has the largest freight airport in the world, the nation's
4th largest inland port, 3rd in Class 1 railroad service, 3rd most active trucking corridor, and over 40 percent of
the natural gas supplied to the northeast comes through the region.
This project was recommended by the Mayor of Shelby County and is also being requested by U.S. Senator
Lamar Alexander.

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