Earthquake preparedness practice set for 10:19 a.m.; test alert to be sent some time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An international emergency alert test billed as “the world’s largest earthquake drill” is set for 10:19 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, throughout the world, including Oregon and Jackson County, when individuals are encouraged to practice drop, cover and hold on.
The annual event is a chance for residents in their homes, schools, and businesses to do a checkup on their natural disaster preparedness, prepare or improve their emergency safety plans, and practice what to do when a real earthquake occurs.
Area residents registered with Citizen Alert will receive a test alert through call, text, and email sometime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. Visit jacksoncountyor.gov for more information on how to register.
County officials encouraged participants to also complete a few additional tasks ahead of time, including assembly of a basic emergency supply kit and making sure your family, friends, or colleagues all know what to do.
Source: Jackson County news release. Email Ashland.news at firstname.lastname@example.org.