If you're not prepared, you should be. If you haven't been educated and trained, you should have been. And—if you're not ready and participating in today's Great American ShakeOut, you should contact your county elected officials and ask Why ?
Today's annual Great American ShakeOut earthquake drill is a well-documented, much-talked about exercise that keeps people on their toes. Schools, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses and people at home should be reviewing and going thru their motions to act if an earthquake hits.
If you're not ready, you have legitimate questions for your Emergency Management Agency office and elected county officials. It's their responsibility to be educated, trained and ready to deliver emergency care in the wake of tragic events.
The Illinois EMA promotes the Great American ShakeOut, an earthquake drill exercises across the country.