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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on 8/23/2011 in Richmond VA which was felt throughout our region. Damage reports were minor however this heightened preparedness awareness regarding this hazard.
Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is registered and participating in the Great Shake Out on October 16, 2014 at 1016 hours by conducting a short exercise with Local Emergency Management Coordinators.
There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, government agencies, and others to participate in the ShakeOut, to get prepared for earthquakes, and to share what you're doing with others so they can do the same.