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Learn the quake ropes


October 11, 2017

THE BIG ONE: Earthquake readiness is back in the news

Washington residents have a chance to practice their earthquake readiness on Oct. 19 during the Great Washington ShakeOut-a time when communities, families, businesses and schools practice their drop, cover and hold on skills and do on more thing, such as adding to their emergency supplies.

The Washington Emergency Management Division is no longer recommending residents be three days prepared, but, instead, be two weeks ready-in case of a big earthquake. Some communities may need even more emergency supplies.

Chris Reykdal, the state superintendent of public instruction, is joining students at various school districts for their drill and will talk emergency preparedness with school leade...

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