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The 2nd annual Great Utah Shakeout

Salt Lake City, UT (ABC4 News) - For the second year in a row, Utah’s largest earthquake drill will shake things up.
Salt Lake City, UT (ABC4 News) - For the second year in a row, Utah’s largest earthquake drill will shake things up.

The Great Utah ShakeOut is happening on April 17, 2013. The event will include participating homes, businesses, schools and other public spaces throughout the state at 10:15a.m. This mass effort, sponsored by Daily Bread for the second year, is meant to educate Utahans on how best to react during and after a substantial earthquake.

Daily Bread is a Utah-based company known for their high quality, food storage that lasts up to 25 years. They offer long-term supplies as well as light-weight, weather-resistant backpacks containing a 2-week supply of food and other essentials. The easy-to-grab survival kit provides peace of mind in having the right tools to handle any kind of unexpected event.

With the success of the partnership between Daily Bread and the Division of Emergency Management last year, the company will sponsor and support The Great Utah ShakeOut with organizations to bring the event to more than 1,000,000 participating Utahans.

Last year, over 900,000 individuals participated. Daily Bread is dedicated to preventing disasters from becoming catastrophes by helping the people of Utah get prepared. The inevitable and substantial quakes predicted for the region means all citizens need to know what to do when recovery begins. The Wasatch Fault has a major earthquake about every 350 years. The last one was just over 350 years ago.

For those participating on April 17 at 10:15 a.m. MDT, they will need to do a ‘drop, cover and hold-on’ during the drill for one minute. Then, when the “shaking” stops, review their emergency plan, emergency kits and supplies and conduct a home hazard hunt.

To register families, businesses, faith-based organizations or preparedness groups, visit http://shakeout.org/utah.

To learn more about Daily Bread, go to www.dailybread.com.

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