CARBONDALE (WSIL) – Unlike tornadoes and some other natural disasters, earthquakes hit suddenly and without a warning. Business owners and workers say there is always one thing you can do and that is to prepare.  Bryan Bruner the manager at Kohl’s in Carbondale says he’s never experienced a major earthquake in southern Illinois. Despite that, he is prepared in case one does hit. “I think it’s a responsibility that any store manager should take. We care about our customers, we care about our employees,” says Bruner.  He says all natural disasters should be taken seriously, ”Knowing your store, where’s your safe zone. Our employees have their designated areas with flashlights. We’re ready to go just in case if we are to lose power.” Residents in southern California experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake last week. That is serving as a reminder to people living along the New Madrid fault line that earthquakes can happen here in Illinois.  Jim Simpson owns an insurance company in Carbondale. He says homeowners in our region don’t usually get earthquake protection, but he recommends it. Illinois Emergency Management A...