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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Increases Awareness of Earthquake Preparedness via Annual Great Shakeout

Starting at 10 a.m., Norwalk-La Mirada Unified participated in an earthquake drill as part of the Great ShakeOut. Leading up to the drill, administrators reinforced emergency procedures with students, including finding appropriate cover to prevent objects from injuring them, where to go for safety and where to find first aid kits in the classroom.

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified staff also reviewed emergency protocols, including procedures to check student and teacher absences, how to handle injuries on campus and what roles each staff member has during the drill. District schools also emphasized the importance of earthquake preparedness at school, work and home.

“It is important for our students to understand what to do in case of an emergency at school with their peers and also at home with their family,” NLMUSD Board of Education President Karen Morrison said. “The Great ShakeOut was a great opportunity to remind our students to be prepared wherever they are.”

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified holds fire, earthquake and lockdown drills throughout the school year. Principals send monthly updates that include safety tips to inform parents on what they can do at home to prepare in the event of an emergency.