Earthquake presentation to be held on Monday

Event speakers will discuss tips to be prepared in the case of a natural disaster



Several organizations collaborated to host an event at WSU regarding how to prepare for earthquakes.

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

Washington Emergency Management staff and WSU Police will host an informational event about earthquake  and other natural disaster safety precautions in collaboration with Whitman County Emergency Management.

The free event will happen from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education in Room 203.

Maximilian Dixon, one of the featured speakers and Hazards and Outreach Program Supervisor for the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will be discussing earthquake early warning signs and said he encourages everyone to attend.

Dixon said he is passionate about this topic not only because it is his job, but because he wants to make sure people are informed on what they can do to protect themselves.

“Most importantly, I want to save as many lives as possible because we do have natural hazards all over the state,” he said. “I just want to make sure we are doing the best we can do.