News and Tribune


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.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.