TTUSD to participate in Great California ShakeOut | SierraSun.com

TTUSD to participate in Great California ShakeOut

Staff report

On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10:16 a.m., the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District will join hundreds of thousands of people across the state in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill.

All TTUSD staff, students and administration will practice how to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On," the appropriate action according to federal, state and local emergency management experts to reduce injury and death during earthquakes, according to a news release.

"Since safety is a high priority at TTUSD, we build on the Great California ShakeOut event and implement a full emergency response drill to confirm that we are well prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster," TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri said in a statement. "During the drill we will have the opportunity to test the District's new radio and communication systems and each school will implement their site's emergency plan."

After the event, TTUSD will review processes to determine if modifications or enhancements are needed to its emergency response plans.

Visit ttusd.org to learn more about the district.