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Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill in October

Washington State officials hope to register more than 1 million state participants on the exercise website which officially opened this week at http://www.shakeout.org/washington/.
Part of Washington’s preparation for the multi-state coordinated drill in October will be a statewide Drop, Cover & Hold Earthquake Drill at 9:45 a.m. on April 25. The drill will be initiated through the Emergency Alert System using the required monthly test for state broadcasters.

For more information about the Great Shakeout, please contact:
John Schelling, WEMD earthquake, tsunami and volcano program manager, 253-512-7084 or john.schelling@mil.wa.gov
Rosanne Garrand, WEMD public education program coordinator, 253-512-7419 or at rosanne.garrand@mil.wa.gov
Rob Harper, WEMD public information officer, rob.harper@mil.wa.gov

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