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Evansville students take part in Great Shakeout

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INDIANA (WFIE) -

More than two million people across the central United States participated in an earthquake drill called the "Great Central US Shakeout Tuesday, including Good Shepherd Catholic School in Evansville.

If an earthquake ever happens in Vanderburgh County, students at Good Shepherd Catholic School will know what to do.

Drop, cover, and hold on.

Officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the EMA visited schools to teach kids about disaster preparedness.

Kids learned what their families should pack in a disaster kit to be ready.

"They would need food, water, a battery operated radio, flashlights, and other kids of things," said Joe Wainscott with the IN. Dept. Homeland Security.

Officials stressed the importance of educating kids in the Tri-State.

"The central part of the United States is a different geology, a different topography than the U.S. Coast., so earthquake seismic waves go farther and go faster in this part of the area."

This is the second year Indiana is participating in the drill.

Indiana had the highest registration rate of any of the nine states taking part in the drill.

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