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Earthquake! This is a Drill ...

By HBTV
Friday, February 3, 2012 | 9:02 AM
https://hbtv.us/news/?story_id=1008

 

On Tuesday, February 7, at 10:15 a.m. the Alabama Emergency will join an ever‐growing
number of people from across the central United States who will take part in the Great Central U.S.
ShakeOut. This is a regional earthquake drill in which participants will practice the recommended action
during an earthquake which is DROP to the ground, take COVER from falling objects by getting under a
sturdy desk or table, and HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.
Alabama EMA Director Art Faulkner will join Winston County officials at Haleyville High School to
participate in this earthquake drill with students, teachers and local first responders..
Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed February 6‐10 “Earthquake Awareness Week” in Alabama.
During Earthquake Awareness Week each day has a different theme:
• Monday: Historic Alabama Earthquakes.
• Tuesday: Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, 10:15 a.m. What would you do?
• Wednesday: Know how to protect your home.
• Thursday: Protect your family by having a communication plan and a family emergency kit.
• Friday: Know how to protect your business and your employees
There is still time to sign up to be involved in the ShakeOut. Go to
http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/ and click on “Register Now.”

On Tuesday, February 7, at 10:15 AM, the Alabama Emergency Agency, Winston County Emergency Agency, Haleyville Emergency Manager, and Haleyville High School will join an ever‐growing number of people from across the central United States who will take part in the Great Central U.S.ShakeOut. This is a regional earthquake drill and participants will practice the recommended action during an earthquake which is DROP to the ground, take COVER from falling objects by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

Alabama EMA Director Art Faulkner will join Winston County officials at Haleyville High School to participate in this earthquake drill with students, teachers and local first responders.

Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed February 6‐10 “Earthquake Awareness Week” in Alabama. During Earthquake Awareness Week each day has a different theme:• Monday: Historic Alabama Earthquakes.• Tuesday: Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, 10:15 a.m. What would you do?• Wednesday: Know how to protect your home.• Thursday: Protect your family by having a communication plan and a family emergency kit.• Friday: Know how to protect your business and your employees.

For more information on the ShakeOut, go to its [Web Site Here].

 

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