Pearl – The Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are both participating in national-level earthquake exercise, beginning this week and continuing through early June.
The exercise is taking place from May 29th through June 7th and center around a catastrophic earthquake scenario along the southwest segment of the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) near Memphis, Tennessee. The exercise will incorporate response and recovery missions.
On the Emergency Management side, MEMA will participate in Shaken Fury 2019. This portion of the exercise involves a series of tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Northern Command, state and local governments, and the private sector.
The MSNG is hosting Ardent Sentry/Shaken Fury 2019 at the Camp McCain Training Center, May 29 to June 5. Approximately 250 MSNG Soldiers and Airmen are participating in the exercise which tests the force’s response to an earthquake that impacts 21 Mississippi counties.
The purpose of Shaken Fury 2019 is to evaluate and improve the whole community’s response to a “no-notice” earthquake, identify gaps in resources, and implement a coordinated recovery strategy that prioritizes resources required for the response.
For more information on Ardent Sentry-Shaken Fury, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website at https://www.fema.gov/shaken-fury-2019.