On Thursday, April 16 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 are invited to participate by holding their own drills at the same time. This is 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.
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Provo residents are encouraged to participate in the earthquake drill this Thursday, April 16 at 10:15 am (or at anytime during the day that you are available to participate). Here are a few ways you can be involved:
- 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. You can also play this video during your drill:
- 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 »
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE + Giveaway
Share your experience on social media by posting a picture of you practicing “drop, cover, and hold on”! Make sure to tag @ProvoCity and use #ProvoShakeOut.
Each tweet, comment, and share will be entered into a giveaway. I will randomly select one person to be the lucky winner of: $25 gift card to Provo Towne Centre Mall, two Cinemark Movie tickets, and a $10 Gift card to The Sweet Tooth Fairy!
Here are some great social media examples from last year: twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23provoshakeout&src=typd
Shout out to everyone who participated in the Great Utah Shakeout on Thursday! We had people tweeting and sharing pictures on social media all day. I’ve randomly selected a winner from the shared posts, and the winner is….
Danielle Christiansen!! Congratulations Danielle – you won a $25 gift card to Provo Towne Centre Mall, two Cinemark Movie tickets, and a $10 Gift card to The Sweet Tooth Fairy! We will send you a private message with more information so you can claim your prize!