Earthquake Drill Scheduled in October

 The largest earthquake drill in the Central United States is coming up in October, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security wants you to take part.

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will take place October 15 at 10:15 a.m. During the drill, participants should drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on as if a major earthquake were happening. The IDHS says it’s also a good time for people to check their homes, workplaces, and schools for potential earthquake hazards and create a preparedness kit including food, water, and first-aid supplies.

There is a serious threat of earthquakes in Indiana, due to the New Madrid and Wabash Valley Seismic Zones. Of the 14 states in the drill’s Central U.S. region, Indiana so far has the most participants registered, with nearly 600,000.

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