Earthquake Drill Set For Thursday

( Las Vegas, NV ) – Are YOU ready for an earthquake? An awareness program designed to make sure you are is back for its annual preparedness event.

It’s called “The Great Shakeout” – part of a worldwide series of similar events.

For Nevada, the “Shake-Out” is at a specific time that should be easy to remember: 10:17am on 10/17.

At that time the estimated 550,000 Nevadans pledged to take part in the exercise will do the ol’ “drop, cover and hold on” drill you might remember from your school days.

Wherever they are, those participants will hide momentarily under tables or desks and think about what they’d do in an actual earthquake.

Nevada is the third most seismically active state in the nation, behind California and Alaska. You can sign up to take part in tomorrow’s event and get more information by checking out their website.


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