“If we have a devastating earthquake, we are going to be on our own, I think, for a period of a couple weeks before we get any substantial help. It’s going to take a response from the nation, outside the Midwest, for us to get a lot of help in here.”

— Steve Land, of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency,

on the prospects of a major earthquake in the Midwest in preparation for today’s Great Central U.S. ShakeOut drill.

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