We all recognize that no community is immune from natural hazards like earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, heat waves, or dam failures. A community’s ability to recover from natural disasters depends, in part, on how the community has prepared for such events.
That’s why individuals, families, schools, community organizations, governments and public agencies like Metro are joining organizations in nine Midwestern states, including Missouri and Illinois, in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut tomorrow, February 7, 2012.
Tomorrow at 10:15 a.m., we are each being encouraged to take part in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” earthquake drill. You are reminded to think about what you would you do in case of an earthquake. Planning can help minimize injuries, and help the community recover more quickly.
Go to www.ShakeOut.org/centralus to learn more about things you and your family should consider before an earthquake hits. And tomorrow, if you can, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”