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February 8, 2013

QUAKING IN THEIR BOOTS: Greater Clark schools take part in multi-state earthquake drills



“Buy one piece at a time,” Watson said. “Buy an extra canned good or gallon of water when you go to the grocery store and put it in the pack. You can build it as extravagant or basic as you want.”

Husband said families should pack for at least three days worth of supplies in case emergency crews can’t reach them immediately.

Schools in other districts in Clark and Floyd counties reported they did not participate in the drill, but have their own earthquake drills throughout the year. 

Earthquake drills are not state-mandated for school corporations.

Husband said students at Utica Elementary, though, were an excellent example of how a drill should run.

“They were a model for other schools,” Husband said. “We didn’t see any loud talking, acting silly or pushing one another around ... Every part of the school verified their students were OK. The principal, staff and administrators have done a great job here.”

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