Great Central U.S Shakeout This Thursday

The fourth Great Central U.S. Shakeout will be this Thursday, Oct. 17.

The Shakeout is designed to help you and your community get ready for an earthquake, practice how to protect yourself and prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.

Practice the basic emergency drill when it comes to earthquakes: drop, cover and hold on. Take cover beneath a sturdy table or desk, or drop to the floor near an interior wall and cover your head with your hands and arms. Make sure you practice this drill at home, at school or at the workplace. Discuss an emergency plan, prepare an emergency kit and secure items that may fall or cause injury should an earthquake occur.

The State of Indiana will be participating in a drill on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m. ET where those participating will drop to the ground and practice what to do when an earthquake occurs.