Governor acknowledges communication gaps during earthquake drill

Posted at 12:08 PM, Apr 17, 2012

Governor Gary Herbert acknowledged issues with communications during the Great Utah ShakeOut drill on Tuesday in his mid-day press conference.

The Governor commended the efforts of all the agencies involved in the drill.

Close to one million people participated in the drill statewide.  Information and feedback about the drill is still being collected.

Governor Herbert said he was confident that the guidelines established today would help give people the opportunity to think about what they need to do to prepare.

The Great Utah ShakeOut is a drill designed to help residents be prepared should a massive earthquake hit the Wasatch Front.  The drill began at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, with a hypothetical 7.0 magnitude earthquake.