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Get Ready to Shake!
October 10, 2017

Do you know what to do if an earthquake happens? Here’s the simple answer: drop, cover and hold on. 
Walters State will again participate in the Great American Shake Out earthquake drill at 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19. 

Campus Police will activate the on-campus emergency system. No matter where you are, please drop, cover and hold on. During the drill, a message from Campus Police will simulate what would be happening if a quake measuring 5.0 or greater on the Richter Scale happened here. 
Think an earthquake is unlikely in Tennessee? The state falls on the New Madrid Fault Line – the site of some of the strongest earthquakes in the country in 1811, 1843 and 1894. The 1811-12 quakes were strong enough to create Reelfoot Lake, now recognized as a major geographical feature in West Tennessee. Scientists predict that a major earthquake along this fault today would have the potential to be one of the largest natural disasters ever to occur in the state. That is why the drill is important.
Drop and find cover under anything that could protect you from falling debris. This could be a table or a desk. Then, hold on until the shaking ends. 
How we train for emergencies is how we react during an emergency. Please take a few minutes to participate in the Great American Shake Out.
You can find more information at or contact Chief Sarah Rose at 423-585-6762.