The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is coming up and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging Illinoisans to sign up. IEMA Spokesman Patti Thompson says earthquakes are a risk here, so it's important to know what to do when one hits.
The drill will be held October 15th at 10:15am, and will teach people to drop to the ground, take cover and hold on.
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More than half a million people from Illinois have signed up so far, including businesses, schools, hospitals and individuals. To sign up, click on the link: www.shakeout.org/CentralUS