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Editor's Note: Maybe today's installment of Korrina's Skycast should be called Korrina's Earthcast? I thought this information was worth sharing! ------------ If a major earthquake hit the midwest, would you know what to do? Various government agencies want you to be prepared. Thursday Feb. 7 is the annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. "Scientists estimate that there is a 25 to 40 percent probability of a damaging earthquake occurring in the central U.S. within the next 50 years," according to the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut website. "The ShakeOut is designed to help individuals and communities in the region get ready for damaging earthquakes, practice how to protect themselves and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes." There …
ShakeOut is a nine-state emergency readiness drill on Feb. 7.
Tuesday, February 5
Governor Pat Quinn today called on every Illinois resident, school and business to particpate in what's being called the "largest earthquake drill in the history of the Midwest" on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 10:15 a.m. The third annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is a nine-state emergency preparedness drill designed to encourage residents to think about what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Participants can register for the drill online at www.shakeout.org/centralus and will receive valuable tips and information about earthquke preparedness. More than 410,000 Illinois residents are already registered for the drill, which will highlight Earthquake Preparedness Month in illinois. "It only takes a minute to register online in the …