Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Red Cross Invites You To Practice Earthquake Drills

On October 17th at 10:17, you are invited to join your local Red Crossers and “Drop, Cover and Hold on” in honor of The Great Arizona Shakeout. It is as easy as it sounds. For one minute that day, you can participate by dropping to the ground, taking cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and Holding on to it until the shaking stops. Now of course, no earthquake is predicted to hit at that time, but this practice session will help you to be prepared. The Red Cross also reminds you that if there is not a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

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