Statement issued Tuesday:
INDIANAPOLIS – Only 14 days remain until the largest earthquake drill ever held in Indiana and the Midwest, but there’s still time to get involved. Of the nearly 1.7 million participants who have registered to take part in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, nearly 400,000 are Hoosiers who will practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On” on April 19 at 10:15 a.m. EDT (9:15 a.m. CDT).
To sign up and find out more, go to www.in.gov/dhs/shakeout.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has partnered with the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Geological Survey to inform Hoosiers about the drill and encourage all Indiana residents, including schools, businesses and communities, to pledge their participation.
Across the state, many county emergency management agencies are working closely with local emergency responders and public safety officials to raise awareness about the ShakeOut and promote participation in schools, businesses and individual homes.
While other Central US Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) member states will participate the next week, Indiana will “ShakeOut” on April 19th due to ISTEP testing in schools.
The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is being coordinated by CUSEC and its member and associate states, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey and dozens of other partners.