Weller School students will highlight Great Shakeout drill
A national and international earthquake drill known as the Great Shake Out will be conducted Monday morning at 10:15 a.m. Chet Hunter, director of the Greene County Office of Emergency Management and additional OEM representatives will join students at Weller Elementary School in Springfield to partner with a class of fifth graders as they participate in the drill.
“We know the best way to increase your chances of survival during a disaster is to be prepared and to practice response methods,” explains Hunter. “Missouri is one of many states that has the potential to be severely impacted by an earthquake, and this annual drill allows schools, businesses and families the opportunity to put their preparedness plan into practice.”
More than 41 million Americans will participate in the earthquake drill. To learn more about the Great Shake Out, visit http://www.shakeout.org/.