Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Earthquake Preparedness

Information from Detective Higley, Clearfield Police Department.
Here is some info for your NW group.
Earthquake Preparedness
Governor Herbert Declares April 4 - 10 Earthquake Preparedness Week
Why is earthquake preparedness important in Utah?
Utah has experienced damaging earthquakes in the past and geologic evidence indicates that earthquakes larger than any experienced locally in historical time are likely in the future.
We must prepare for earthquakes because:* Utah is a seismically active region* A majority of Utah's population is concentrated in the areas of greatest hazard* Many of Utah's older buildings and lifelines have low earthquake resistance
Utah's Earthquake Preparedness Guide
This guide explains what to do before, during and after and earthquake with all the latest information about Utah's earthquake threat.
Bob Carey from the Division of Homeland Security will be speaking with KSL Radio's Doug Wright this Thursday afternoon in a taped interview about earthquake preparedness. This segment (approximately 45 minutes) will air this weekend between sessions of the LDS Church General Conference on KSL Radio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM. As soon as we have a time, we will let you know so you can listen in. We will also send you a link to the segment once it becomes available online after it airs this weekend.
Earthquake Preparedness for more information
Remember, we do live on a faultline here along the Wasatch Front. So being prepared is a smart thing to do!

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