Get Ready to ShakeOut!
On Thursday, April 17th at 10:15 am, many in Utah will “Drop, Cover, and
Hold On” in The Great Utah ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill ever! Everyone is encouraged to participate in the drill wherever you are!
Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your family, and your community.
Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important? As with anything, to act quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.
Here are simple things individuals can do to participate in the ShakeOut:
- Do a “hazard hunt” in your home for items that might fall during earth quakes and secure them.
- Create a personal or family disaster plan.
- Organize or refresh your emergency supply kits.
Visit www.ShakeOut.org for more information.
Visit www.SLCFoothillNet.blogspot.com for neighborhood emergency prep packets and information.