Monday, October 11, 2010

DRAFT Media advisory

Reporters and editors: The following event is taking place at one of our
schools, Taft Middle School, on Tuesday. Your coverage is invited. If you
have any questions, please contact the folks listed in the advisory below.

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

CONTACT: José A. Álvarez (619) 515-6635
October 8, 2010 (619) 964-1526 cell

Residents Encouraged to Prepare, Participate in ShakeOut on 10/21 at 10:21

WHAT: Disaster preparedness experts will demonstrate what to do and what
not to do in an earthquake. They will also go to a home and identify items
that could become potential hazards during an earthquake.

The big shaker&lsqauo;an earthquake simulator in a home-like setting&lsqauo;will show
students what could happen in a home if a 7.8 magnitude earthquake were to
hit and give them an opportunity to practice the DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON
procedure that could reduce injury or death during an earthquake.

WHO: Leslie Luke, Group Program Manager, County Office of Emergency
Mike George, Principal, Taft Middle School
Lt. Rueben Littlejohn, School Police, San Diego Unified School District
Brian Lowe, ReadyAmerica
Students from Taft Middle School

WHEN &: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
10:00 a.m.&lsqauo;News Conference and Drill in Shaker
10:30 a.m.&lsqauo;Home Inspection

WHERE: Taft Middle School&lsqauo;Back Parking Lot (Enter on Gramercy Dr. & Ruffin
9191 Gramercy Drive, San Diego

WHY: Most San Diegans know that earthquakes happen, but most
don¹t know what to do to protect their family or homes from earthquake

Every region of California is considered at high
risk for earthquakes and being prepared can make the difference between life
and death.

All County residents are encouraged to signup and
participate in the Great California ShakeOut, scheduled for October 21 at
10:21 a.m.

Schools, colleges and universities, businesses,
churches, community organizations can register at
<> .

More than 6.5 million Californians have registered
to participate; more than 500,000 are from San Diego County.

VISUALS: Students in Big Earthquake Shaker. Demonstration on how
to react and how to protect your home in an earthquake.

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