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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Biggest U.S. Earthquake Drill Ever

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Following the U.S. Geological Survey releasing their "Shakeout Scenario," a possible chain of events following a 7.8 quake along Southern California's San Andreas Fault, tomorrow Mayor Villaraigosa will announce the “Great Southern California Shakeout," a "region-wide campaign geared to encourage residents, schools, businesses and organizations to get ready for big earthquakes..." What is being called the largest earthquake drill in United States history, it will take place during the week of Nov 12th-Nov 16th. Mark your calenders. And get ready to duck, cover, and hold on.

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA TO JOIN LOCAL SAFETY OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT CAMPAIGN

PASADENA, CA - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join local safety
officials, community and business leaders, and emergency managers at a
news conference to announce the launch of the “Great Southern
California Shakeout” campaign, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM at
the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Beckman Auditorium,
332 South Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106.

The Great Southern California Shakeout is a region-wide campaign geared
to encourage residents, schools, businesses and organizations to get
ready for big earthquakes, and to help residents prevent disasters from
becoming catastrophes. The campaign will call on everyone to participate
in the largest earthquake drill in United States history, the Golden
Guardian safety exercise and the ShakeOut Scenario during the week of
November 12, 2008 - November 16, 2008.


WHO:
MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA
LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN GREIG SMITH
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CHIEF SCIENTIST DR. LUCY JONES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE CENTER DIRECTOR DR. TOM JORDAN
CALIF. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEPHEN SELLERS,
CALIFORNIA SEISMIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIR DON PARKER
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT CHIEF MICHAEL FREEMAN
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS DR. DARLINE ROBLES
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN PRESIDENT RICHARD KOSHALEK

WHAT:
ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT
CAMPAIGN

WHEN:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2008
10:00 AM
MAYOR ARRIVES AT 10:30 AM

WHERE:
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH)
BECKMAN AUDITORIUM
332 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE
PASADENA, CA 91106
· U.S. Geological Survey Makes Nightmares Come True [Curbed LA]