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The Great Shakeout

The Great Shake Out

Feb. 7, 2012

Wherever you are today,

think about what you would do

if there was an earthquake…

Image from: http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/_dl/shake_01_800x600.jpg

Drop to your hands and knees (trying to walk could cause you to fall)

Cover your head and neck and take cover under a sturdy desk or table

(and away from the book stacks and things that could fall on you)

Hold on firmly, move with your cover until the shaking stops

This winter is the 200th anniversary of the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-1812, centered near the Bootheel region of southwest Missouri and felt from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.


See http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/ for more information about the Central States’ plans. UCM is a registered participant in the Central States Great Shake Out. Read the UCM press release: http://www.ucmo.edu/news/shakeout.2012.cfm


You can play the Beat the Quake game at:


You can find more information about earthquake preparedness at:





http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/step5.html for what to do in more specific situations

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1449 for an Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners


http://www.fema.gov/plan/index.shtm for emergency planning in general

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