Statewide Quake Drill Set For Thursday

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
And at 10:15 AM students will hear this message:  

“This is an earthquake drill. Drop to the ground immediately. Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or a table.”

Jennifer McCain is coordinating the drill for schools in the Elk Grove Unified District. She says teachers are using the drill as a “teachable moment.”

“We’ve actually asked all of our teachers to prepare the children in advance teaching them about the drop, cover and hold response and just talking a little bit about earthquake readiness.”

Statewide, more than six million Californians are expected to participate in Thursday's drill. Last year, only Southern California took part in the event.
The drill is being held two-days before the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.