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FEMA Encourages Participation in Earthquake Drill

FEMA is encouraging families, schools, businesses, tribes and state and local governments to participate in the first ever Great SouthEast ShakeOut, a regional earthquake drill in which participants -- from the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia -- simultaneously practice the recommended action to take during an actual earthquake. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and can have disastrous and far-reaching effects. While earthquake hazards vary from region to region, the Southeast is prone to this dangerous hazard. The regional earthquake drill comes on the heels of the 2012 National Preparedness Month in September and the 1-yea...

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