Japan Quake Reminds City Schools To Be Prepared

Memphis area city school students learn the importance of earthquake drills following the Japan earthquake disaster.

‘Central U.S. Shake Out’ is a new event focused on teaching students the importance of earthquake drills. The first day of the event was Friday March 11 following the disasterous earthquake in Japan.

Students were taught the extent of damage that a major earthquake can cause in the Mid-South. They were told of the destruction that can be caused by the earthquake. They were also taught ways that they can protect themselves if a major earthquake were ever to occur.

Memphis City Schools superintendent Kriner Cash also participated in the event to show the children the signifigance of this kind of drilll. He participated in the ‘drop, cover and hold’ technique which is the main safty drill that the children were taught.

Cash said that Memphis students recieved an A+.

Many other states along the New Madrid fault line participated in the event and it went very well.

Our thoughts are with Japan in this difficult time.

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