Friday, November 24, 2017

Quezon City ready for Metro Manila shake drill

The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office expressed readiness for the 3rd Metro Shake Drill at Quezon City Hall this coming Friday, July 14.

QCDRRMO chief Karl Michael Marasigan said they will implement the earthquake emergency plan to test preparedness and raise public awareness in the event of a natural calamity.

He said city hall employees and the rest of the public would be directed to emergency exits by members of the QC Disaster Action Teams in designated areas in the compound.

The Bureau of Fire Protection will simulate fire fighting and high-rise evacuation while the QC Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office will set up an incident command post at Quezon Memorial Circle where most emergency scenarios will be simulated.

The 3rd Metro Shake Drill was organized to prepare for and raise awareness on the threat posed by the West Valley Fault which is expected to generate a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Twelve barangays in Quezon City lie on the path of the fault line.

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