Learning what to do in case emergency strikes

A national earthquake and tsunami drill stopped workplaces, schools and other
organisations as more than 53,000 people in Otago yesterday practised how to
drop, cover and hold.


The 53,000 joined almost 800,000 across New Zealand in the annual event.

The ShakeOut earthquake drill taught people to drop to their hands and knees to protect from falling, cover their head and neck under a sturdy table or desk, and hold on to the shelter until the shaking stopped.

Exactly those actions were happening at Cargill Enterprises in Hillside Rd, which employs people with disabilities, at the designated time of 1.30pm.



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