Local schools participate in ‘the Great Shakeout’ earthquake drill
Today, Mississippi schools, including some in Harrison County, took part in the ‘Great Shakeout’ Earthquake drill.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encouraged Mississippians to take part in this self-led drill that was held at 10:15 a.m.
For those who participated, the steps of the drill included dropping to the ground, taking cover under a sturdy table or desk to protect your head and neck, and then holding on to the table until the shaking stops.
Although earthquakes are not the common natural disasters here, Mississippi often receives shocks from neighboring states and it is better to be safe than sorry.