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City of Seward to participate in ' Great ShakeOut' exercise


Area governmental agencies are being encouraged to tune in and participate on July 21 when the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), Region X, the Southern California Earthquake Center, and the State of Alaska partner to present the “Plan Your Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.” The webinar is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

During the webinar, agencies will learn how organizations can participate in the annual event. The Great ShakeOut supports government agencies in promoting both internal and community-wide earthquake readiness. Participants practice the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” safety procedure and other aspects of their emergency plans. ShakeOut is not a centrally managed exercise involving complex reporting and coordination requirements—it is designed so organizations can tailor their drills to their needs.

During the “Plan your Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill” webinar, city leaders can learn about earthquake risk in the Pacific Northwest and the value of an earthquake drill as well as how to plan a drill.

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