Be Earthquake Ready, Do the "ShakeOut"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Is your family prepared for an earthquake?

One of the highest rated fault lines in the country reaches into Arkansas.

So, if your answer is no, the "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut" is for you.

The annual drill simulates an earthquake and teaches families, schools and communities how to respond if one occurs.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says more than 60-thousand Arkansans are participating this year. That's three-thousand more than last year.

"Even though that's nowhere near Central Arkansas per say, it's important to remember that a massive earthquake on that fault line could very well be felt in Central Arkansas and could also cause damage in Central Arkansas," says Melody Daniel spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. 

To sign up and learn how to take part, visit shakeout.org.

The drill is set for Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10:19 in the morning.


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