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Great Utah Shakeout around the corner

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The state has been planning for months, and now it's time to test Utahns with the ‘Great Utah Shakeout’.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The state has been planning for months, and now it's time to test Utahns with the ‘Great Utah Shakeout’.

It’s two days away, but are you ready? “No I didn't hear about that. So you're going to be surprised when you hear about it on Tuesday? Yes, I will be,” said Jay Obmerga.

“We have an earthquake get away kit put together, but we don't have an emergency plan,” commented Tim Williams.

The last massive earthquake struck the Wasatch Front 350 years ago. They typically happen here every 350 years. “I live along the Weber River. If there was a massive earthquake the homes down there would be hit my massive flooding,” said Kim Campbell from Ogden.

Many of the state’s older buildings are not retrofitted for a quake. The University of Utah will be one of several schools that will evacuate their facilities during the shakeout. “I think people take it for granted. They teach it in schools, but even in schools they don't go over anything. They say get under your desk if you're in an earthquake,” said Korrin Cheatwood, a high school student.


The Red Cross is opening shelters across the state to get a feel for the real deal. Utahns can drop by to see how it would all work.

When the clock hits 10:15 AM, the drill will be in full effect. “Drop, cover, and hold on for one minute. After a minute has passed go through and review your emergency plan and see how prepared you are for an earthquake,” said Joe Dougherty, a spokesperson for the Utah Division of Emergency Management.
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