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SECTION 2
THE NATURE OF
THE EARTHQUAKE THREAT

SITUATION 2

The time is 2:30 PM and a major earthquake of about 7 magnitude has struck near your school. Most major highways and surface streets are either damaged or clogged with cars and debris. It may be several hours before highways are passable. There are some injuries at school, but most students are only shaken and ready to go home. The power, water, and--most importantly--telephone systems are not functioning.

Discussion Points:

1. Does the school (or the district) have a policy for the release of students?

2. Before any students are released, especially to a person other than a parent, what procedures must be followed?

3. How are school grounds secured and students accounted for?

4. What preparations have been made to keep students into the evening or overnight?

5. Which staff have been designated to remain on duty overnight if it becomes necessary?

 

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School Earthquake Preparedness Guide - State of Arkansas
Arkansas Office of Emergency Services, 1993