Lajas Conducts Second TsunamiReady® Drill In Puerto Rico

Tsunami Assemply Point in La Parguera, Lajas (Photo: WFO San Juan)

(May. 12, 2008) - National Weather Service staffers joined city officials in Lajas, Puerto Rico to conduct the island's second TsunamiReady® drill. Held at La Parguera Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Elementary School, the exercise began with the activation of the earthquake alarm. Evacuation to the pre-determined assembly point at the Community Center was completed in less than 5 minutes from La Placita San Pedro.

Puerto Rico Seismic Center Director Christa Von-Hillebrandt , Rafael Mojica, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service forecast office in San Juan; and Lajas Mayor Marcos Irizarry were on hand for the drill and news conference.


La Placita San Pedro in La Parguera, fourth to sixth grade students simulating earthquake protective measures. (Photo: WFO San Juan)


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