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Practicing What To Do In An Earthquake

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) This morning at 10:18 local time, 91,000 people in the Gem State took part in the "Great Idaho Shakeout."

Students at Bridge Academy in Twin Falls got under their desks to practice what to do in an earthquake. Those three steps are "Drop, Cover, and Hold On."

Jackie Frey,, Coordinator for the Twin Falls County Department of Emergency Services, says, "While we're not a high risk area, we do tend to feel aftershocks or things that happen. And again, it's so important to be prepared and to have those things in place."

After the earthquake drill, students at Bridge Academy practiced getting out of their school building safely. Frey says if you want to find out how to protect yourself and your family in an earthquake, you can contact her Twin Falls County office or visit the US government website at fema.gov .

Oct. 18, 2012.


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