No community is immune from natural disasters and earthquakes are just one of the hazards Nebraskans could face. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma says we have had earthquakes in Nebraska and just a few weeks ago one was centered near Thedford, Nebraska. He says that is why it is important for everyone to take part in the “Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill” on Thursday, October 15th.
Tuma says the three rules to remember are to drop, cover and hold on. He says, “Get into an area to drop and seek cover and hold on. We suggest if people are indoors and the shaking starts, it is best to stay there until it is safe to exit. If you are outdoors, what we suggest is to find a clear spot, obviously like buildings and trees, and then hold on.”
Tuma says while Nebraskans are at a moderate risk for earthquakes we live in mobile society and knowing what to do is important for those who travel to areas of higher risk.
Millions of people from around the world are participating in the “Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill” that is scheduled for 10:15 a.m.