earthquake preparedness

Participation In The "Great Shake Out" Encouraged

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th August Newsearthquake preparednessGreat Shake Out
An earthquake drill is scheduled for October 17, at 10:17 a.m. with what organizers are hoping are millions across the United States for the "Drop, Cover, and Hold" event in the Great ShakeOut, designed to teach people how to prepare for an earthquake.Read More »

Earthquake "Cages" Proposed to Protect Oregon School Students

By Jim McCoy Fri 2nd November Newsearthquake preparednessschools
Portland architect Ben Kaiser has proposed a way to protect school children from earthquakes and save school districts money. Kaiser says steel cages could be installed in schools to create safe zones where children would rush as a quake begins.The Oregonian reports the quake cages would cost about one-fourth as much as a seismic upgrade to a building. A 2007 state survey found that 57 perRead More »

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