Earthquake Preparedness Drill Happening Today

Earthquake Preparedness Drill Happening Today

The Wyoming Geological Survey is inviting citizens of the state to take part in the Wyoming Earthquake Drill.

As part of National Preparedness Month, the WSGS will have their drill today, September 29th at 11 am. To participate, all you need to do is Drop, Cover and Hold On at the time of the “earthquake.”

Johnson County schools will be participating in today's Earthquake Drill, most at the designated time, others not at the designated time.

Kathy Camino, Principal at Meadowlark Elementary School, said the 11:00 time won't work for her school because it will be in the middle of their kindergarteners' lunch. She did say the teachers and staff hope to use the drill as a learning experience for the kids.

According to employees at Buffalo's City Hall, no plans were made for any City employees or departments to take part in the drill.

Johnson County also has nothing specifically planned for County employees, according to Jennifer Jackson at the County Commissioner's Office. But several private companies, she said, are expected to take part in the drill.

No city-wide alarm will be sounded for the drill either, according to Jackson.

Emergency Management Coordinator for Johnson County, Marilyn Connelly, had distributed information on the drill throughout the county with the hope residents would participate and become prepared for emergency situations in observance of National Preparedness Month.

For more information on the drill or how to be more prepared for earthquakes, go here.

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