Zambo joins simultaneous quake drill today Print
Thursday, 15 February 2018 13:40

Zambo joins simultaneous quake drill today.

The City Government joins the first quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) set today, February 15 at 2 p.m.

The whaling of the City Hall siren will signal the start of the drill that will be participated by City Government employees based in City Hall, at the government complex in Pettit Barracks and at the government building in Villalobos Street.

The Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) will be the pilot school for the NSED which is spearheaded by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) in collaboration with the Office of Civil Defense and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The activity aims to ensure widest dissemination on earthquake information as well as to test the efficiency and usefulness of the preparedness, response and recovery plans, systems and policies developed in respective localities/offices.

Participants are expected to appropriately respond to the first sign of an earthquake through the drop, cover and hold protocol. The appropriate action reduces injury and death during earthquakes and means drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table and hold on to it until the shaking stops.

CDRRMO head Dr. Elmeir Apolinario advised people not to be alarmed by the whaling of the City Hall siren at 2pm today as it is merely an earthquake drill. (Sheila Covarrubias/PR)