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Plan now for Emergency preparedness fair April 28

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Protect yourself during an earthquake

Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl. You will most likely be knocked to the ground wherever you happen to be. It is best to drop before the earthquake drops you. Drop, cover and hold on gives you the best overall chance of quickly protecting yourself during an earthquake . . . even quakes that cause furniture to move and in buildings that might ultimately collapse.

Drop down onto your hands and knees (before you're knocked down). This position protects you from falling but allows you to still move if necessary.

Cover your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby get down near an interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won't fall on you), and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

Hold on to your shelter (or your head and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around.

Get more information and knowledge at Shaking It Up in Eastern Utah, Carbon/Emery Emergency Preparedness Fair, April 28 at the Price Special Events Center from noon to 6 p.m. A free lunch of hamburgers will be available until 2 p.m. Other planned events will include a keynote speaker, classes and vendors.

Plan to attend this fair to get more information and be better prepared.

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