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Posted on: October 18, 2022

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NK Alert Earthquake Drill

Thursday, October 20, 2022, Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills will occur at 10:20 a.m. ShakeOut encourages everyone, everywhere to practice a Drop, Cover, and Hold On earthquake drill for one minute.
Although serious earthquakes are not common in VA, they do happen. Almost everyone remember where they were and what they were doing in 2011 when a 5.8 earthquake struck. Its epicenter was about 35 miles north of Richmond and just south of Mineral, VA. That earthquake was felt throughout much of the eastern US, even into Canada. More than $300 million in damages occurred including numerous structures throughout Virginia. 
Protecting our homes and families always starts with having a plan, and registering to receive emergency alerts. 
Wherever you may be when an earthquake or other natural disaster strikes, warning and notification is critical.  New Kent ALERT, the County's mass notification system is how New Kent County reaches you with warnings and important emergency information. Haven't signed up yet? Now is the perfect time. And once you get notifications checked off your list, you can work on creating that plan for your family as well.

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