Nebraskans encouraged to participate in earthquake drill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Emergency management officials are encouraging Nebraskans to participate in an earthquake drill next month even though quakes are rare in the state.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says the state plans to participate in the Great ShakeOut drill on Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m.

NEMA’s Bryan Tuma says it’s a good idea to plan for earthquakes even if they don’t happen often in Nebraska.

The drill is a worldwide event that encourages people to practice dropping, covering and holding on just as they would do during an earthquake.

More information is available online at http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/nebraska .

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