FLASH President and CEO Calls for Stronger Seismic Code in Memphis, TN Op-Ed

Guest column: Upgraded Seismic Code Puts Safety First
By Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Special to The Commercial Appeal

Like it or not, Tennessee is earthquake country. After the West Coast, it is the region in the United States most at risk from earthquakes. An overwhelming majority of earthquake scientists, structural engineers and building code experts agree that the earthquake threat to the central United States is very real.

For that reason, we are deeply disappointed that the Shelby County Commission has delayed the implementation of seismic building code provisions. We are equally concerned that the Memphis City Council will follow suit. Read the full article in the Commercial Appeal