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District participates in the Great Oregon Shakeout

District participates in the Great Oregon Shakeout
Posted on 10/19/2017

This morning, McMinnville Schools participated in the Great Oregon ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill for emergency preparedness.

Every school in the district practiced the recommended action of “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” beginning at 10:19 a.m. and then emptied the building. Staff followed procedures on updating attendance, collecting parent emergency information, preparing for evacuation and shepherding the children to a safe location.

The district participates regularly in fire and earthquake drills, including coordinated drills like the Great Oregon ShakeOut, which was created to help organizations and families prepare for the impending megaquake.

To learn more about Oregon’s state of readiness for the Cascadia Quake, click here.

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