- Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
- Date & Time
- Oct 15, 2020 from 10:15 am
TBD, MO 65102
- Point of Contact
- Jeffery Briggs
- Number of Participants
- None Set
- Max Attendance
- None Set
- A, B, C (Rural), C (Urban), D, E, F, G, H, I, MARC, and STARRS
- State Only
- Mission Area
2020 Great Central U.S. "ShakOut" earthquake drill.
At exactly 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, participants will practice “Drop, Cover, Hold On”:
• DROP to your hands and knees;
• COVER your head and neck with your hands and arms under a table or desk if you can;
• HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
Demonstrate the ability to drop, cover and hold on to protect oneself from "falling" debris during an earthquake.
Core Capabilities: Planning
- Threat / Hazard
- EMPG Eligible
- Registrant Notes
This exercise does NOT qualify for EMPG exercise credit.
To sign up for the ShakeOut, visit www.shakeout.org/centralus. Schools, businesses, community organizations or any other group can register, in addition to families and individuals. Once registered, participants receive regular updates on the drill, as well as information on earthquake preparedness and safety.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone, centered in southeast Missouri, averages more than 200 small quakes per year. In 1811 and 1812, this zone produced some of the largest earthquakes in U.S. history. Another major earthquake in this area would be felt not only in Missouri, but throughout the Midwest, and likely would cause damage in southern and eastern Missouri, including the St. Louis area.
Exercise registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.
|Balkenbush, Ellen||Missouri Department of Public Safety|
|Briggs, Jeffery||State Emergency Management Agency|
|Carpenter, Emily||State Emergency Management Agency|
|Storey, Jennifer||MO State Emergency Management Agency|
|Wolken, Gail||Missouri State Emergency Management Agency|