Get Ready to ShakeOut.

Posted: October 15, 2012

This Thursday, when the drill begins, you will be notified by our emergency broadcast speakers (for those who are outdoors) and by our mass notification system, Blackboard Connect, which sends email, text and phone messages. The drill will involve all campus buildings and will last approximately 20-25 minutes.

For the purposes of this drill, follow the two steps outlined below:

  1.  Assume that this is a major earthquake after you receive or hear the announcement that the drill has begun and follow the actions below:

“Drop, cover and hold on” for one minute (after one minute, assume that the shaking has stopped).

While still under the table or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What would life be like after?

  1. When you hear the “short blasts” from the air horns, evacuate immediately and report to your department monitor, professor and/or resident advisor for roll call. Remain at your evacuation site until given the clear to return to normal operations.

To help you prepare for this drill, staff should review the attached general Emergency Response Information sheet. Students can find disaster preparedness information in The Guide to Student Life. Faculty should review information provided by the Dean of Faculty Office. Also, refer to the attached Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.

Debriefing about the drill will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. in the Humanities Auditorium.

  • Maureen McClunney, 72822
  • Carolina Ceballos, 18224
  • Staci Buchwald, 18277

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