On Thursday, April 17 at exactly 10:15 a.m. thousands of Utahns will participate in Utah’s largest earthquake drill, The Great Utah Shakout. Individuals, families, businesses, schools, and government agencies have been encouraged to participate by holding their own drills at the same time. This will be a great opportunity for residents and employees to get better prepared for major emergencies, and practice how to protect ourselves in the event of a real earthquake.
How to participate?
Provo residents are encouraged to participate in the earthquake drill this Thursday, April 17 at 10:15 am. Here are a few ways you can participate:
- Drop, Cover, and Hold on: At exactly 10:15 am drop, cover, and hold on. As a general rule, this is the best thing to do during an earthquake.
- Be Prepared: If an emergency/disaster were to happen, would your family be prepared? Take the time now to do some simple things that will help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible following any emergency. Make a Plan, Get a Go-Kit, and Be Informed.
- Register to be counted in the ShakeOut Drill. Sign up here »
If you hear the emergency sirens during the earthquake drill at 10:15 am, leave a comment on this blog post sharing where you were when you heard the alarms. I will randomly select one person from the comments to be the lucky winner of a: $25 gift card to Station 22, Two Cinemark Movie tickets, and a $10 Gift card to Sweet Tooth Fairy.
You can also enter the giveaway by sharing your experience and where you were located when they heard the sirens on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook by tagging @ProvoCity and using #ProvoShakeOut.
Each tweet, comment, and share will be entered into a giveaway.
Congratulations Nicole! We will contact you through email.
Thank you for everyone who shared their location during the drill. We had hundreds of comments on Facebook, Twitter, and the blog.