Students prepare for earthquake during drill

Posted on: 2:51 pm, February 6, 2013, by

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MIDWEST CITY,Okla.—Students and staff in Mid-Del schools will be joining more than 2 million people to prepare for a potential earthquake.

The “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill is part of the third annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

During the drill, residents will drop to the ground, take cover under a desk and hold on until the exercise is over.

Experts say it is the best protection you have in case of an earthquake.

The primary threat for injury during an earthquake in the United States tends to be falling debris and objects, like bookshelves and heavy electronics.

In Oklahoma alone, nearly 60,000 people have signed up to participate in the drill, including 120 schools, government agencies, businesses and other organizations.

The drill at Mid-Del schools will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday.