"Portugal’s first national earthquake drill is to be held at 11.15am on 24 November, by the Civil Protection National Volunteers Association (REDE).
”At a national level it is the first time, and our ambition is for it to have a big impact on communities and citizens in various locations, especially in schools, shopping centres and wherever people are at that moment,” REDE member Flávio Barbini told Lusa News Agency.
This national public exercise called ‘Terramoto’ will be held in schools, shopping centres and municipal squares.
The awareness raising action, promoted by the National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC), will include seven steps to inform people how they should react before, during and after an earthquake.
“The most important thing is people. They will be responsible for adopting the right measures at that moment,” said Mr. Barbini, during an international seminar about seismic risk held at the ANPC headquarters this week."
Does the government of Portugal know something..........