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[IDHS] IDHS Leads Indiana's Participation in Multi-State Exercise
Start Date: 6/16/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/16/2014
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IDHS Leads Indiana’s Participation in Multi-State Exercise

Indianapolis - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is leading Indiana in the Central United States Earthquake Consortium’s (CUSEC) multi-state CAPSTONE-14 exercise. The exercise will take place from June 16 through June 20.

The exercise simulates earthquakes along the New Madrid Fault Line and in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. For Indiana’s part, the Emergency Operations Center will be activated and will facilitate coordination with other state agencies to address simulated issues.

Not only does CAPSTONE-14 assess response and recovery capabilities both nationally and regionally, it builds off lessons learned during the New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Planning Project and National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE11) and completes the full planning, training, and exercise cycle, while serving as a regional and national model to the emergency management community. The exercise took three years to coordinate. The primary focus areas of CAPSTONE-14 include:
  • Regional Communications
  • Regional Situational Awareness 
  • Regional Transportation 
  • Private Sector Integration 
  • Regional Resource Management 
  • Regional Defense Support of Civil Authorities
An objective of CAPSTONE-14 is to practice recovery efforts that would take place following an earthquake. The State of Indiana is focusing on the Housing Recovery Support Function to address post-disaster housing issues and to facilitate delivery of resources to local governments for reconstruction.

Indiana is one of eight states participating in the exercise in addition to Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

In addition to IDHS, other agencies involved are: American Red Cross, Board of Animal Health, Family and Social Services, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Indiana National Guard, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana Public Safety Commission, Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Volunteers Active in Disaster, Salvation Army and United Way.

CUSEC is a multi-state partnership focused on response, recovery, public education, mitigation and research associated with earthquake preparedness among its member states.

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IDHS public information officer on duty at 317-234-6713 or pio@dhs.in.gov.
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