Thursday Morning: Home Campus to Participate in ‘Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill

| October 15, 2013
The "ShakeOut" includes a broadcast over the IP phone system the morning of Thursday, Oct. 17.

Thursday morning’s “ShakeOut” drill includes a one-minute broadcast over the IP phone system.

This Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. Central, the Webster Groves campus will participate in a worldwide earthquake drill known as the “Great ShakeOut.”

At last count, Webster’s 2,900 undergraduate students and 1,300 Webster Groves-based faculty and staff will join more 2.5 million participants registered at almost 600 colleges and universities around the world.

The drill is designed to reinforce shelter-in-place procedures, including “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and preparation measures such as securing one’s space to prevent injuries and property damage.

Drill: Thursday, Oct. 17, 10:17 a.m. CDT

The one-minute drill will be broadcast over the University’s IP phone system so it will be heard in offices and classrooms. The brief instructional message will come with simulated earthquake rumbling background noise.

Following the drill, everyone is encouraged to visit the Department of Public Safety’s webpage for more information on the University’s procedures for earthquake response and other crisis and disaster response procedures.

For more information on the Great ShakeOut, go to: http://shakeout.org.

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