Earth­quake drill sched­uled for Iloilo City next month

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Iloilo City will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the up­com­ing 2019 Na­tion­wide Si­mul­ta­ne­ous Earth­quake Drill, sched­uled for Fe­bru­ary 21, which serves as a test to see how ready the pub­lic is in the event of an earth­quake.

“Iloilo City show­cased a very out­stand­ing

drill as a re­gional pi­lot last year,” said Of­fice of the Civil De­fense-Re­gion VI As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor Maria Aletha No­gra. “That is why we are here to help the city com­ply with the re­quire­ments.”

The City Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion Man­age­ment Of­fice (CDRRMO) re­cently co­or­di­nat­ing a meet­ing re­gard­ing the event.

“We will be fi­nal­iz­ing the ex­act lo­ca­tion of the drill,” said CDRRMO head Donna Magno. “For this to be re­al­is­tic, we will be sim­u­lat­ing a shake drill with a mag­ni­tude of 8.2.”

CDRRMO plans to have var­i­ous stages for the earth­quake drill, phys­i­cal setup, con­tin­gency plan, se­cu­rity plan, among other sit­u­a­tions.

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