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Tahoe Truckee schools practice earthquake evacuation awareness

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TAHOE-TRUCKEE — On Thursday, Oct. 20, at exactly 10:20 a.m., all staff members and students throughout the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District participated in the Great California ShakeOut Drill.

All schools and sites practiced "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" and then completed a full evacuation.

The Great Shakeout is an annual earthquake preparedness drill in California and provides a great opportunity for TTUSD to test out its emergency procedures.

The district set up a mock Emergency Operations Center and went through the process of school sites reporting in on their status as if it had been a real earthquake.

This is the fifth year the district has participated in the Great California ShakeOut. TTUSD continues to refine their processes based on what they learn through the drill, to ensure that all students are safe in the event of an emergency.

This article was provided by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org to learn more.