At 10:15 a.m. today, thousands of Utahns will participate in the largest earthquake drill ever in Utah. Individuals, families, businesses, schools, and government agencies have been encouraged to participate by holding their own drills around the same time. It’s a great way to practice what to do in the event of a real earthquake. Because when the adrenaline kicks in, you may not act safely if you haven’t practiced.
- I’m the only one in the Mayor’s Office who has experienced an earthquake before.
- Parts of the City Center have been seismically retrofitted, but the Mayor’s Office has not. And there’s major HVAC equipment in the ceiling right above my desk.
- As a general rule, the best thing to do is to “drop, cover, and hold on.”