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Earthquake Drill at Winchester Hall

Earthquake Drill at Winchester Hall

Employees who work in Winchester Hall and anyone attending the Board of County Commissioners' meeting, will participate in the Great Southeast Shakeout Earthquake Drill at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday.

The basic drill is to drop, take cover and hold on. Officials point out it is important to hold these drills so people will automatically know what to do during a real earthquake.

In 2011 people along the Eastern Seaboard felt a magnitude-5.8 earthquake centered in Mineral, Va.

Officials expect the drill to take about two to five minutes during the County Commissioners' Meeting and pre-recorded video will broadcast during that time.

For more information, visit Drop Cover Hold On's or Shakeout's websites. Frederick County residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency notifications.


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