Virginia is participating in the first multi-state earthquake drill for southeastern states, called the Great SouthEast ShakeOut (set for Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.). You can see details at http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stay-informed/earthquake/great-southeast-shakeout or go directly to the ShakeOut website at www.shakeout.org/southeast.
Local government agencies are promoting the ShakeOut to citizens. Many Virginians did not know what to do when the Mineral earthquake struck Aug. 23, 2011, so this is a great opportunity to learn and to practice. There are several items that you can use to encourage participation in the drill.
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We are one month out from the ShakeOut. Whether you have an actual drill, or distribute information about what to do during an earthquake, or hold a safety meeting with a demonstration of what to do, the most important thing is that everyone knows how to safely respond the next time there is an earthquake in Virginia.