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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 17, 2012
Don Krupp, Thurston County Manager, 360-786-5440

Aug. 23 Earthquake Drill will Briefly Close Courthouse

Offices of Thurston County government will be briefly closed on Thursday, August 23 for an earthquake drill. County employees at the courthouse campus on Lakeridge Drive in Olympia will be asked to "drop, cover and hold" and then to briefly evacuate the buildings. Designated county employees will be located inside and outside the buildings to assist the public during the drill, which will last about ten minutes.

County staff will inform courthouse visitors of the drill and guide them to gathering areas. "We appreciate the patience of the public as we practice our emergency response," says Thurston County Commissioner Cathy Wolfe. "These exercises help prepare staff to protect courthouse visitors and themselves if and when a real emergency strikes."

What: Earthquake drill and evacuation
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW Olympia
When: Thursday, August 23 at 1:15 p.m.
Duration: About 10 minutes



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3