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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning a series of exercises this month to test disaster preparedness and business continuity readiness throughout the Central states.
NLE11 is intended to simulate a catastrophic (7.7 on the Richter scale) earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which includes Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas and Missouri.
The exercise represents an opportunity for businesses to test their continuity plans, identify gaps, improve communication and practice how to respond to a national catastrophe.
DHS is offering five options designed for businesses and for individuals who want to make sure their families are prepared for a disaster.
For instance, the Virtual Engagement option enables participants to download scenario and exercise updates at regular intervals and then provide feedback to event organizers.
Groups and businesses outside the NLE11 target area may also participate through the Virtual Engagement program — but must first register by sending an email to: Private.SectorNLE@dhs.gov.