Local Schools Take Part in Regional Earthquake Drill

By: Brian Stone Email
By: Brian Stone Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Thursday morning people all across Virginia practiced what to do if an earthquake hit.

Many local schools joined in as part of The Great SouthEast ShakeOut.

W.H. Keister Elementary was one of the schools that took part in the drill which happened at exactly 10:17 a.m.

In the event of an earthquake, you're supposed to drop, cover, and hold on.

Which means drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk and hold on until the shaking stops.

Craig Mackail, Harrisonburg City School's executive director of operations and school safety, said the goal is to be ready for anything.

"I know its important the people in community realize the things we do to keep our kids safe and this is one of the things we do."


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