Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill Oct. 18, 2018 - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill Oct. 18, 2018

Date: October 10, 2018

                                                                                                                                                   

Plan to Participate in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill

 

(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) encourages people across the state to take part in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill October 18 at 10:18 a.m. 

Two earthquakes in the last ten years were felt throughout Delaware.  In November, 2017, a 4.1 earthquake was centered in the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Dover.  In 1997 the U.S. Geological Survey and FEMA reclassified Delaware from being a low seismic risk state to a medium risk category.

Participation in The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill is simple and takes just a few moments. On October 18th at 10:18 a.m. local time, we ask that you join us when we 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 http://shakeout.org/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. It all begins with registering, which is free and open to everyone.  For more information, visit http://ShakeOut.org/southeast.

 

 

Gary L. Laing (MPIO)

Community Relations Officer

Delaware Emergency Management Agency

DEMA

302-659-2210 (office)