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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Earthquake awareness
Tennessee will be among 14 U.S. states on Thursday, coordinating the seventh annualGreat Central U.S. ShakeOut drill to raise awareness about the importance of earthquake preparedness. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is working currently to register businesses, communities, individuals, organizations, and schools for the ShakeOut drill so they can learn how to prevent damage and injuries in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. “A major earthquake is Tennessee’s top catastrophic threat and can happen at any time,” TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan said. “Earthquakes can occur without warning in our state, and Tennesseans everywhere should know the risks earthquakes pose and how to protect themselves before the ground starts to shake.” During the ShakeOut drill, participants will practice the Drop, Cover, and Hold On technique, which is the proper self-protection measure in an earthquake. The technique’s actions are: DROP to the ground; Take COVER under a sturdy desk or table, or cover your head and neck with your arms; and, HOLD ON until the shaking stops. TEMA will broadcast its ShakeOut event live beginning at 10:15, a.m., Central, on Thursday, Oct. 19, on the agency’s Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/TNDisasterInfo. To date, more than 245,000 Tennessee participants are registered for the ShakeOut.


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