LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: As periods of heavy rain and thunder move into East Tennessee between now and the 4th of July Weekend, FLOODING is a concern, due to a saturated ground. Watch for water-covered roads, creeks and streams to run high. Remember TADD, "turn around don't drown."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Tennessee is taking part in an eight-state earthquake drill and says participants should "drop, cover and hold on" at 11:15 a.m. EST Thursday.
The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium organizes the annual "ShakeOut," allowing individuals, schools, organizations and governments a chance to practice taking cover. Other states taking part are Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Kentucky.
The event falls on the 201st anniversary of the New Madrid, Mo., earthquakes, the last of which occurred on Feb. 7, 1812.
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management says more than 2.7 million people have registered for this year's drill, including more than a half-million from Kentucky.
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