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INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 2011 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. Joe Wainscott, Executive Director. 2011 Great Central US ShakeOut. When: April 19, 2011 10:15AM EDT (9:15AM CDT) Where: Indiana & 10 other states Who: Over 750,000 participants have registered 1/3 are from Indiana!.

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Indiana department of homeland security 2011 great central u s shakeout

INDIANA DEPARTMENTOFHOMELAND SECURITY2011 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Joe Wainscott, Executive Director


2011 great central us shakeout

2011 Great Central US ShakeOut

  • When: April 19, 2011 10:15AM EDT (9:15AM CDT)

  • Where: Indiana & 10 other states

  • Who: Over 750,000 participants have registered

    • 1/3 are from Indiana!


Should i care about earthquakes in indiana

Should I Care About Earthquakes in Indiana?

  • Indiana is affected by two seismic zones

    • New Madrid Seismic Zone

    • Wabash Valley Seismic Zone

  • 1811 & 1812 New Madrid Earthquakes

    • Multiple earthquakes between M7.0-8.0

    • Felt over 1 million square miles

    • Similar earthquake now could cause “the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States.”1

1. FEMA. 11/20/2008 http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/11/20/us-earthquake-study-idUSTRE4AJ9EV20081120


Earthquake impact

Earthquake Impact


Goals and messages

Goals and Messages

  • To understand the earthquake risk in Indiana and what you can do to prepare

  • Preparing for an earthquake will help you prepare for other disasters


What can i do

What Can I Do?

We can’t predict earthquakes, but we can reduce their effects by assessing our risks and preparing for them.


Prepare for an earthquake

Prepare for an Earthquake

  • Secure heavy items to walls or the floor

  • Place large objects on lower shelves

  • If you rent office space, contact your landlord before making structural changes

  • Back up your data files and documents

  • Have a plan for employees to work at home after the earthquake


During an earthquake

During an Earthquake

  • Get under a large, sturdy piece of furniture and hang onto it because you both can move during an earthquake. Cover your head with your arms - Be ready for aftershocks.

  • If you are outside stay away from power lines, tall buildings, or anything that could possibly fall on you.

  • If you are in a car, drive slowly to a clear location. Make sure nothing is around that could possible to fall on you, and remain in the car.


After an earthquake

After an Earthquake

  • Check for injuries and care for seriously injured.

  • Listen to radio or TV for further instructions.

  • If you hear a hissing or a gas leak noise, turn off main gas. Leave building immediately.

  • Put out small fires if there is any.

  • Check building for damage.

  • Do NOT re-enter building if it has structural damage.


What will happen during the drill

What Will Happen During the Drill?

  • When: April 19, 2011 at 10:15AM EDT (9:15AM CDT)

  • Drill as if earthquake occurred

  • Public address system

  • Follow up walk throughs

  • Media coverage


Get involved

Get Involved

www.shakeout.org/centralus/


Get involved1

Get Involved

www.in.gov/dhs/shakeout


Remember

Remember…

Preparing for an earthquake will help you prepare for other disasters.

Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed, Get Involved


Contact us

Contact Us

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

302 West Washington Street

Room E208

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 232-3980

www.in.gov/dhs


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