By: Rachael Van Cleave On: April 16, 2020 In: Latest News Comments: 0

Our South Jordan Emergency Manager Aaron Sainsbury wants to remind everyone participate in the Great Utah Shake Out today.

Today, Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. is the Great Utah Shake Out (Earthquake Drill).

Wherever you are at 10:15 a.m. take a minute to assess your surroundings. 

What hazards present themselves?

What hazards are in my daily activities?

What are the hazards at home?

Think back to the Magna earthquake on March 18, what did you do? And, what would you do different now?

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In MOST situations, you will reduce your chances of injury if you:

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand

  • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
  • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
  • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
HOLD ON until shaking stops

  • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
  • No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.