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The "East South Central US Region"
« on: March 01, 2010, 10:08:52 AM »
East South Central US Region
We don't have this area set up on the Town Hall as a Region of the United States, but I feel it is important partly because of
The New Madrid Seismic Zone (See farther below) whiich includes states in the East South Central US region.

Sometimes it's difficult to name a state as being part of a definite region, and there are different
opinions. This is debatable, but here it is, from the US Census regions:
The "East South Central US Region."  ALABAMA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, and TENNESSEE
This is dark red on the US map below:



Wikipedia:
The East South Central States constitute one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions of the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_South_Central_States  East South Central States

I feel it's important to name this part of the US as a "Region." For the purposes of this discussion - it can include other
states nearby - but this Topic is mainly about the South.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_of_the_United_States
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The New Madrid Fault Line could affect a larger area than what is described below, but this is what is known as the NMSZ.
 
The New Madrid Seismic Zone Map shows the states of Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. However, a quake in this zone can affect other states.
"Earthquakes that occur there potentially threaten parts of seven U.S. states: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi."
- Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Seismic_Zone  map  New Madrid Seismic Zone

March 22 Update: We now have a separate Topic here in the South Board, it's on the New Madrid Seismic Zone and general area, where the specific info on earthquakes can be posted.

- Yowbarb

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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 10:47:30 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_9_regions.svg  Map of the 9 US Census Bureau Regions.
The East South Central Region is in dark red. - Yowbarb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Census_Regions_and_Divisions.PNG
East South Central States: ALABAMA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE

A map of the continental US, naming the States:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/US_state_abbrev_map.png

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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 01:56:36 PM »
I know when I first joined it was a little confusing on where I would post (Kentucky).  Should I start posting here?  Thanks

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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 04:19:37 AM »
Archangel maybe that's a good idea.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Census_Regions_and_Divisions.PNG
East South Central States: ALABAMA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE


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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 01:52:03 PM »
Residents of the east south central US:

You might want to look at Moderator Lori's post over in her Gaia's Growing Pains Topic.
Earthquake Prediction.
Here is the link - this is a heads up for the region and worth reading. Someone from
FEMA.
It's about the region in general and the New Madrid Fault...

http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=178.15

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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 04:33:01 PM »
Thanks Barb.  Already saw Lori's post and made a reply about Russellville Arkansas (Pope Co) and the Nuclear Power Plant there.

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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 10:11:28 PM »
Archangel, Roger that.
That's good,
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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 06:39:57 AM »
http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=300.0

Starting a separate thread for the New Madrid Seismic Zone and general area.
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Re: The "East South Central US Region"
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 05:23:02 AM »
Flooding leaves at least 15 dead in Southeast
By the CNN Wire Staff May 3, 2010 8:09 a.m. EDT
(CNN) -- A storm that killed at least 15 people in Tennessee and Mississippi rolled into Georgia early Monday, flooding parts of Atlanta.
Excerpts on Tennessee below:
Inspectors will assess damage Monday from the massive flooding that has gripped the mid-South and is responsible for at least 11 deaths in Tennessee, the Nashville and state emergency management offices said
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On Sunday night in Tennessee, multiple vehicles were trapped on Interstate 40 with water rising around them.

Authorities recovered bodies from a flooded house in Nashville and from an overturned vehicle floating on a flooded road, among other places, the mayor's office said Sunday night.

Two young men who'd gone tubing on a flooded creek Sunday evening were missing, the mayor's office said.

Also on Sunday night, authorities were working to evacuate more than 500 residents from the MetroCenter in North Nashville.

"All of our major creeks and the Cumberland River are near flood level, if not at flood level," Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said at a news conference Sunday, referring to the waterway that bisects Nashville. "The ground is entirely saturated, and the rain continues to fall. There's nowhere for the water to go."

Teams of inspectors will be mapping out the damage Monday morning, Nashville officials said.

The western two-thirds of Tennessee has seen between 6 and 20 inches of rain since Saturday, with flooding spreading to Kentucky.

In Nashville alone, more than 1,000 people were rescued from the water over the weekend, city officials said.

Dean said Sunday that more rain has fallen in Nashville in the last 24 hours than has ever been recorded in the city.

Video: Nashville resident captures "rapids" on neighborhood streets

"We are still at this point in rescue stage and will be until the water begins to subside," he said.

Dean urged residents to skip work Monday. Nashville schools will be closed, and public transportation will be suspended.

Two of the three temporary shelters -- which can each house 200 people -- opened by the Nashville mayor's office had reached capacity by Sunday evening. The Red Cross reported about 400 people in 22 shelters throughout Tennessee.

The floods shut down parts of I-24, 40 and 65 around Nashville on Saturday and Sunday. They left 36,000 houses around Nashville without power Sunday, while all Davidson County residents were asked to use water only for essential purposes after flooding closed one of the city's water treatment plants.

Flooding also provoked the evacuation of three area nursing homes, affecting more than 250 patients, Dean said.

Opryland Hotel expected to lose power Sunday night, and staffers planned to ask guests to evacuate, according to Janel Lacey, a spokeswoman for the Nashville mayor's office.

While some streams around Nashville were starting to recede Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was planning to release dammed upstream water Sunday night, which could cause more flooding around Nashville, city emergency management chief Stephen Halford said.

The water needed to be released to keep the Army Corps equipment safe, Halford said.

The National Weather Service issued a civil emergency message Sunday to central and western Tennessee, telling people to stay off roads because too many are closed and people are getting stranded.

story continues
http://www.cnn.com/US/