Fema buying emergency meals for possible New Madrid Earthquake
As a follow-up to last week’s story about the food shortages that are hitting the emergency food market, one of our sources sent news that FEMA has put out a Request for Information for Pre-Packaged Commercial Meals. The request was made in preparation for a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System.
The RFI asks for enough emergency food to feed 7 million survivors, which works out to about 14 million meals a day.
Does FEMA know something? Is the New Madrid Fault Line about to see some major activity soon?
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, over 500 measurable earthquakes have happened in the New Madrid Fault System since September. What’s scary about this fault line is how deadly a massive quake in this area would be to the country.
Back in 2008, FEMA put out a report warning that a major earthquake in the New Madrid Zone could result in “the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States.” FEMA predicts that a quake in that area would cause “widespread and catastrophic” damage in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
How bad would an earthquake in the area be? Check out what happened in 1811