Prep for statewide earthquake drill
April 20, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. April 20, 2010
Prepare to drop, cover and hold during a statewide earthquake drill planned for April 21.
The drill runs from 9:45-10 a.m. A regular monthly test of the Emergency Alert System will initiate the exercise. Officials incorporated the drill into activities planned throughout Disaster Preparedness Month.
The governor proclaimed April as Disaster Preparedness Month.
“I encourage all citizens to increase their knowledge and awareness of proper safety measures to follow before, during and after a disaster,” Gov. Chris Gregoire said in a news release.
King County will also test the CodeRed and reverse-911 notification systems. CodeRed provides pre-recorded telephone notification messages to participants in case of emergencies.
As part of the emergency-preparedness campaign, information will be sent to schools statewide. Find free preparedness information for businesses, residences and schools here.