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Organizational business continuity planning teams, along with disaster recovery and first responder teams in local communities within the central United States, will be busy on February 7, 2012.

In the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee, on Feb 7, 2012, at 10:15 am CST, more than one million people will participate in the 2012 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

As you may remember, in April of last year, over three (3) million people in eleven states practiced a similar “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” preparation drill called simply the Central U.S. Shakeout.

In addtion, please notice that at 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 2012, thousands of Utah residents will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great Utah ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in Utah history!

All of these future, and, many other past earthquake drills held throughout the United States are necessary exercises to raise awareness and preparedness levels among U.S. citizens regarding the risks and dangers caused by earthquakes.

Click here for more details and information regarding who is registered to participate, how to participate, and how to obtain ShakeOut Resources such as Quake Scenarios for your in house or local community drills.

If you are a resident within any of the nine (9) states participating in this drill, please pass this information about the Great Central U.S. Shakeout to those disaster preparedness, emergency and crisis management training teams in your organization, and/or your local affected community.

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