Earthquake Awareness Week February 4th – 8th


You are invited to join millions of people who will Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15.a.m. on February 7, 2013 in the 2013 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!
We all must get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to protect ourselves when they happen. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation.
The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
Media Events
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has declared the week of February 3rd to February 9th as “Earthquake Awareness Week” In celebration of this, we have scheduled daily media opportunities on the topic of community earthquake preparedness.
Monday February 4th at 9am
The American Red Cross will display and discuss personal preparedness kits
29 S. Stockwell Rd. Evansville IN
Julie Krizen, Communications Specialist
Evansville-Wabash Valley Region
Office: (812) 471-7200
Tuesday February 5th at 9am
The Evansville Fire Department will discuss preparedness in the emergency services
550 S.E. Eighth Street
Evansville, IN 47708
812.436.4413 – Office
Wednesday February 6th 9:00am
Joe Ballard of The Vanderburgh Co. Solid Waste District will speak about household chemical hazards after an earthquake.
Room 327, Civic Center Complex.
1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Evansville, Indiana 47708
Thursday February 7th Afternoon
The Indiana Geological Survey will have the “Earthquake Simulator” near the front of the Civic Center on MLK. State representatives will be on hand to explain the unit. The public will be allowed to ride the simulator and experience an earthquake.
Thursday February 7th 10:00am
The students at Joshua Academy will participate in a simulated earthquake scenario. Representatives from Indiana Department of Homeland Security will also give a presentation on earthquake safety to the students and faculty.
1230 E. Illinois St. Evansville, IN 47711
Pam Decker
812-401-6300 x230
Thursday February 7th at 9:45am
The Emergency Management Agency will hold an in-service and drill for community leaders at the Emergency Operations Center. The event will culminate with participation in the “Great American Shakeout”
Evansville / Vanderburgh Co. Emergency Management Agency
708 Stanley Ave. Evansville IN 47711
Adam Groupe, Deputy Director
Office: 812-435-6020
Friday February 8th at 9am
The Building Commission will discuss building codes and retrofitting of existing building to increase earthquake survivability.
Evansville / Vanderburgh Building Commission
Room 310, Civic Center Complex.
1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Evansville, Indiana 47708
Ben Miller, Building Commissioner
(812) 436-7867