Prep for statewide earthquake drill

April 20, 2010

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.

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Press Editorial

April 13, 2010

Earthquake drill is meant for all

Since the earthquake in Haiti, it seems like earthquakes are rattling their way around the world. Chile, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, Indonesia and, most recently, Spain and the Solomon Islands have all had big rollers. Closer to home two weeks ago was a 3.8 magnitude quake in Cle Elum, just 65 miles east of here. Read more