MEMA Announces Annual Earthquake Drill

MEMA LogoThe Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is holding its annual “Great ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill on October 15 at 10:15 a.m. The event is self-led and open to the public. The drill covers proper earthquake preparedness and safety techniques.

“Though Maryland doesn’t experience frequent high magnitude earthquakes, we have felt a couple in the last few years,” said Russ Strickland, Executive Director of MEMA. “It is important to know what to do when you feel the earth shake in order to reduce the chances of injury.”

Participants can register their schools, businesses, and community groups to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” on The Great SouthEast ShakeOut site. The website provides Maryland’s earthquake history as well as guides on how to practice the drill.

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Maureen Chowdhury

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Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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