The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) encourages people across the state to take part in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill, Thursday October 17 at 10:17 a.m.
Two earthquakes in the last ten years were felt in Delaware. As recently as two years ago in November, 2017, a 4.1 earthquake was centered in the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Dover. That followed a quake in August, 2011 that was centered in Virginia.
Participation in The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill is simple and takes just a few moments. At 10:17 a.m. local time, DEMA asks that you drop, cover, and hold on for earthquake preparedness;
- DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
- Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table
- HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops
Go to https://www.shakeout.org/southeast/register/ to register your family, school, business, or organization in the drill. Registered participants will receive information on how to plan a drill, and how to create a dialogue with others about earthquake preparedness.
It takes less than five-minute and could save your life. For more information, visit http://ShakeOut.org/southeast. The ShakeOut is free and open-to-the-public.