The Portmore Municipal Council, in observance of Earthquake Awareness Week, has planned presentations and drills at schools and other locations across the municipality.
Slated for January 12 to 20, the activities seek to increase the awareness of residents to the hazards, the effects and actions which can be taken to mitigate the impact of earthquakes.
They included presentations at the Gregory Park Primary School and the Greater Portmore Junior Centre and a drill at the Bridgeport Primary School on Wednesday, January 12.
Others include a drill at the Portmore Missionary Preparatory School on Friday, January 14, a presentation and drill at Greater Portmore Primary School, Monday, January 17, and presentations at the Cumberland High School on Wednesday, January 19 and Acropolis Portmore, on Thursday, January 20.
Earthquake Awareness Week is being observed January 9 to 15, under the theme, ‘When an Earthquake Strikes…Be Bold! Drop, Cover, Hold!’