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Fluvanna School to Take Part in Great SouthEast ShakeOut

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In response to last August's quake, October 18 is the Great SouthEast ShakeOut.  It's a drill that will get people to drop, cover and hold on in case we get hit again.

Oakland School students in Fluvanna County will join thousands of people in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and Washington D.C. next Thursday for a big East Coast earthquake drill.

The school not only plans to take part, but has turned the event into a weeklong educational experience and will make this a semiannual event.  Next week, students will learn about quakes and how to protect themselves from a disaster.

"So we'll start on Monday and we'll go throughout the week talking about earthquakes, parts of the plan, and what to do," said Oakland School Operations Director Hunter Smith.  "And then Thursday we'll enact the drill and everyone will participate."

The drill will also take place at some earthquake-prone locations on the West Coast and on other dates around the world in places like Japan and New Zealand.

If you or a group would like to take part in the ShakeOut, you can register online here.  You'll also find resources to help prepare for earthquakes and other disasters.

Reported by Marcella Robertson

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