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Feb. 7, 2013 Volume 34, No. 18

Be earthquake prepared

“The Great Central U.S. Shake Out!” is 10:30 a.m. today, and MU staff and faculty are invited to participate.

The “Shake Out!” involves people on their own or in a group practicing the well-known drop, cover and hold maneuver in the event of an earthquake: Drop to the ground, cover your head, seek cover under a desk, table or something else, and hold the position.

“The idea is to be prepared for an emergency and to start a dialogue about what to do in case of an earthquake,” said Rebecca Bergfield, an MU training and development coordinator in Environmental Health and Safety.

University administrators encourage the MU community to participate.