Practice for quake Thursday


The Federal Emergency Management Agency and US Geological Survey have classified Wyoming as having a very high seismic hazard, particularly around Yellowstone, and so Teton County Emergency Management wants residents to be prepared by participating in the “Great Shake Out,”which is a drill scheduled for tomorrow. With earthquakes an inevitable part of our future, anyone who lives or works in Teton County should make plans and take appropriate actions to ensure that a disaster like a large earthquake does not become a catastrophe. A great way to increase your earthquake preparedness is to practice the actions you would take during a real earthquake. The Great ShakeOut is held annually on the third Thursday of October. To take part in the ShakeOut, individuals and organizations are asked to register at Once registered, participants will receive regular information on how to plan their drill and become better prepared for earthquakes and other disasters.

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