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American Red Cross and Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Have Resources to Help Survive an Earthquake
Preparedness Drill Set to Take Place February 7 at 10:15 a.m.
A regional earthquake preparedness drill – the Great Central U.S. Shakeout – will be held February 7 and Central and Western Oklahoma Region residents are encouraged to take part and learn what supplies to have on hand and what to do if an earthquake strikes.
The Great Central U.S. Shakeout is a coordinated drill that will take place February 7 at 10:15 a.m. local time.
"You could be anywhere when an earthquake happens," said Mary Jane Coffman, lead disaster services coordinator. "Households, businesses and schools should take this opportunity to create or update their emergency plans and to practice what to do in case of an earthquake."
The Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma will be holding drills in all chapter offices as well as partnering with the following locations:
- Calm Waters
- United Way of Central OK
- Trinity Industries
- Delta Community Action
OKLAHOMA CITY— The American Red Cross has launched its official Earthquake App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit earthquake prone areas.
Features of the app include:
The Hurricane and First Aid Apps can be found in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. Downloading the First Aid app is not a substitute for training. First Aid and CPR/AED training empowers people to know how to respond to emergencies in case advanced medical help is delayed. People can visit redcross.org/takeaclass for course information and to register.