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October 17, 2019, 10 - 11 am, Demonstration at Caruthersville Elementary School

Event location:
Caruthersville Elementary School
900 Washington Avenue
Caruthersville, MO (Map)

Event Contact:
Brad Gerling, Caruthersville Elementary School, bgerling@cps18.org, (573) 333-6100 ext. 1004


Summary:
ShakeOut Media Event, School drill, Caruthersville Elementary School


Full Description:
CARUTHERSVILLE ELEMENTARY TO HOST STATE, LOCAL OFFICIALS FOR EARTHQUAKE PRESENTATION, SHAKEOUT DRILL

Media invited to observe and interview participants and disaster preparedness officials



Caruthersville, Mo. — This Thursday at 10:17 a.m., more than half a million Missourians will participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill. During the drill, participants practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the recommended safety procedure to take during an earthquake.



Caruthersville Elementary will hold an open-to-the-media ShakeOut drill and demonstration at Caruthersville Elementary, 900 Washington Ave. Caruthersville, MO 63830. During the demonstration, disaster preparedness officials from Local, State, and Federal Government organizations, including Jeff Briggs, Missouri’s state earthquake program manager, will be on hand to:



- Talk with students about the importance of earthquake and disaster safety

- Demonstrate proper earthquake safety techniques

- Discuss the earthquake risk in Missouri



A class presentation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a school-wide ShakeOut drill at 10:17 a.m. Following the drill, officials and students will be available for media interviews.





WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17 from 10 - 10:30 a.m. (media should be onsite by 9:45 a.m.)



WHERE: Caruthersville Elementary School

900 Washington Ave.

Caruthersville, MO 63830



WHO: Jeff Briggs, Earthquake Program Manager, Missouri Emergency Management Agency






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