On Thursday 10/20 at 10:20 a.m. UAA will be participating in the Great Alaska Shakeout earthquake exercise. By physically practicing in advance the right things to do during a major earthquake, it is believed you’ll be best prepared to keep yourself safe when the real thing happens. If you are in a building on campus at 10:20 a.m., you will hear a speakerphone announcement to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. UAA Emergency Manager Ron Swartz asks that you take the exercise seriously and drop to the floor, get under a sturdy table or chair, and hold onto it. Potentially millions of people will be participating in the drill across the country at 10:20 a.m. on 10/20. For more information, go to shakeout.org.
This will also be a test of our emergency paging system, using only the UAA Cisco telephone speakers. You will NOT get redundant alerts by cell phone, email, or other means.