Great SouthEast ShakeOut
For the first time, Virginia will participate in the Great SouthEast ShakeOut, an earthquake drill set for Oct. 18, 2012, at 10:18 a.m. This is an opportunity for Virginia residents to learn more about what to do if there is an earthquake and then to practice these easy-to-remember steps:
· Hold on!
There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups and others to participate in the SouthEast ShakeOut and to get prepared for earthquakes. Lots of educational materials and more information including how to register for the Oct. 18 ShakeOut can be found on this website: www.shakeout.org/southeast Please take a look, and sign up to participate!
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia Aug. 23, 2011, centered in the town of Mineral in Louisa County. The historic quake was felt strongly in most of Virginia and throughout much of the east coast of the U.S. The quake and its hundreds of aftershocks damaged more than 1,400 homes and businesses in Virginia. Did you feel it? Click here to see how Virginians and others experienced the Mineral earthquake.
Use these tools to educate Virginians about the Great SouthEast ShakeOut:
- Governor McDonnell's proclamation [91 kb pdf]
- Flier [5 mb docx]
- 30-second public service announcement [816 kb mp3]
- Newsletter/website article [46 kb doc]
- Suggested local proclamation [12 kb doc]
- ShakeOut announcement news release [318 kb doc]
- One Month until ShakeOut news release
- Recommended earthquake safety actions [pdf]