Get Ready to ShakeOut Oct. 19 at 10:20 a.m.

shakeoutlogoSoutheast Missouri State University will participate in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout earthquake drill at 10:20 a.m. Oct. 19 in an effort to prepare faculty, staff and students to survive and recover from earthquakes.

When it comes to disaster, there are simple things you can do to make yourself safer. Before the next big earthquake (or other emergency) in your area, do whatever you can to get prepared so you will survive and recover quickly.

Step 1: Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.

Step 2: Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency.

Step 3: Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.

Step 4: Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.

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You can complete one item a day, one a weekend, or one a month. Just remember that earthquakes strike without warning, so you want to get as many completed before the shaking starts. Soon you will be prepared to survive and recover!

For more information about these steps and more, visit http://www.earthquakecountry.org.

For more information about the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, visit http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/.