February 10, 2012

Earthquake Preparedness

Have you heard? There is going to be an earthquake on April 17 in Utah! Well, actaully, it is a drill, but it will be the largest earthquake drill in Utah history! Be Ready Utah is hosting The Great Utah Shake Out at 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 2012.

They are encouraging everyone in the state to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. If there were a real earthquake, where would you be? At home? In the car? At work? You never know when a real earthquake will hit, so it is a good idea to have your family prepared. Even if you don't live in Utah, you can still participate. This is a great opportunity to improve your earthquake preparedness by practicing with your family. Just sign up on the website below. In the mean time, here is a video they put together to help you understand what it might be like.



Here is the website for the Great Utah Shake Out:
http://www.shakeout.org/utah/resources/

For more resources on Earthquake Preparedness, you can go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/prepare/ or http://www.ready.gov/earthquakes.

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