April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Great ShakeOut in St. Louis Region Thursday at 10:15 a.m. to Practice for Earthquake

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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 transit systems are joining eight Midwestern states, including Missouri and Illinois, in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut this Thursday, April 28, 2011.

On Thursday at 10:15 a.m., we are each being encouraged to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” earthquake drill.

Yeah, maybe tiny tables are not the best plan.

Alright! I am PREPARED! Duck, cover and hold on!

Signs for the Great ShakeOut have been on buses and trains, and millions of central U.S. residents have registered to participate, including Metro employees. Is your company/school/organization participating?

The more prepared we are as a community, the stronger we are. Register for the Great Shake Out at www.shakeout.org/centralus.

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