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News : Earthquake Preparedness Drill Set For October 17
Posted by Randy on 2013/10/11 4:49:24 (307 reads) News by the same author

There is still time to join the more than 370,000 Missourians registered to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill at 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17.

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The drill teaches the "Drop, Cover and Hold On" protective actions to take in the event of an earthquake. The states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee are also participating in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. These states will be among more than 30 U.S. states and territories conducting earthquake drills on the same day.

During the ShakeOut, residents should practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” technique for 60 seconds:

· DROP to the ground
· Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
· HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops

The “Drop, Cover and Hold On” technique is considered the best way to protect yourself in an earthquake. You can register for the earthquake drill at www.shakeout.org/centralus/. October 17 is the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in California ,which killed 62 people and damaged thousands of buildings.

Additional information about the ShakeOut is available at http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/. Additional information about the ShakeOut drill, including materials for schools on conducting the drill and a video demonstrating a school ShakeOut drill are available http://sema.dps.mo.gov/earthquake_preparedness/. The site also has information about the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
Third, fourth and fifth grade students across Missouri can also start working on their entries for the fourth annual "Show-Me ShakeOut" poster contest. Students are encouraged to create a classroom poster promoting the ShakeOut and earthquake safety.

The State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri Seismic Safety Commission are again sponsoring the "Show-Me ShakeOut" poster contest.
The statewide contest winners will receive $50 gift cards and emergency preparedness kits courtesy of ABNA Engineering, Inc. of St. Louis, Central Electric Power Cooperative of Jefferson City, the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Geological Sciences, and the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross. Winning posters will be displayed on SEMA's website and featured at earthquake awareness events during 2014.

Contest Guidelines:
· Each school will select one winning poster for each of the three grade levels.
· Posters may be scanned or digitally photographed and submitted electronically in JPEG, GIF, PDF or PNG format. Schools should retain the original poster if a submission is made electronically.
· All submissions must include the name of the school, name and age of the student, name of school principal, and name of classroom teacher.
· All posters must be submitted to SEMA by Jan. 16, 2014 to be eligible.

The school principal or lead teacher must submit or mail poster entries to:

Steve Besemer
State Emergency Management Agency
P. O. Box 116, 2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
E-Mail: steve.besemer@sema.dps.mo.gov

· Winners from each statewide grade level will be notified by Feb. 4, 2014.
· Winning results will be posted on the SEMA Web site (sema.dps.mo.gov) and announced in press releases.

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