SEMA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Annual Earthquake Drill Shakes Things Up In Missouri, Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/annual-earthquake-drill-shakes-things-missouri-illinois <p>This morning, residents of Missouri, Illinois, and seven other Central U.S. states participated in an earthquake preparedness drill.<br><br>The annual event is known as the <a href="http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/">Great Central U.S. ShakeOut</a>. This year, close to three million people registered to participate.<br> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:51:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9102 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Annual Earthquake Drill Shakes Things Up In Missouri, Illinois Kinder blasts Nixon Admin. for skipping disaster recovery hearing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-blasts-nixon-admin-skipping-disaster-recovery-hearing <P><A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/">Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder</A> (R) is criticizing <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon’s </A>(D)&nbsp;administration for not taking part in a disaster recovery hearing Tuesday at the State Capitol.</P> <P>A House interim committee appointed to examine the state’s response to last year’s flooding and tornadoes held what was supposed to be its final hearing – but it ended early when no one from the <A href="http://www.sema.dps.mo.gov/">State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)</A>&nbsp;or the <A href="http://dps.mo.gov/">Department of Public Safety </A>showed up.&nbsp; Kinder, who chairs the committee, says they will now send a letter to the Nixon Administration asking for written testimony. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:04:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder blasts Nixon Admin. for skipping disaster recovery hearing