Tuesday, March 6, 2012

American Red Cross/Great Utah Shakeout

On Tuesday, April 17, 2012 beginning at 10:15 am the Utah State Department of Emergency Management will be conducting an exercise (The 2012 ShakeOut). 
The American Red Cross, along with other community partners, will participate in this event, which will simulate a response to a hypothetical 7.0 magnitude earthquake along the Wasatch Front.
There are two ways you can participate with the American Red Cross Utah Region's test of its ability to provide shelter and food for large numbers of people
   1. Participate by staying, yourself, or with friends, or your entire family, in a Red Cross shelter, either overnight or for several hours during the day.
   2. Participate by becoming trained as an American Red Cross shelter volunteer.
To stay in a shelter:
     - Bring only your 72-hour kit, so you can experience what it's like to rely soley on that resource for your sustenance and comfort.
     - If you don't have a 72-hour kit, bring only the clothes on your back.
     - Sign up now to participate!
To volunteer in a shelter:
     - Take a 2 1/2 hour class at the shlter; and
     - Stay at the shelter for the next 24 to 72 hours.
     - Sign up now to participate!
Shelters will be operating near you in Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden.
More information can be found at www.utahredcross.org 

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