Disaster Preparedness Month includes earthquake drill
April 3, 2012
April is Disaster Preparedness Month, and the state Emergency Management Division encourages residents to plan for natural and manmade catastrophes.
Statewide preparedness activities include a drop, cover and hold earthquake drill at 9:45 a.m. April 25. The drill is part of the monthly Emergency Alert System test for broadcasters.
Citizens can find preparedness information for businesses, homes and schools from the Emergency Management Division at www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_infocus.shtml.
“Citizens, companies and government agencies will be encouraged to review their individual preparedness plans, contact information and emergency kits, and to prepare themselves to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days following an act of terrorism, or natural or manmade disasters,” Gov. Chris Gregoire said in a Disaster Preparedness Month proclamation.
State emergency planners also conduct a drop, cover and hold earthquake drill for National Preparedness Month in September.