Officials assess damage of mock earthquake in Salt Lake County

Posted at 12:45 PM, Apr 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-18 14:45:46-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY -- It’s been 72 hours since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the Salt Lake Valley.

Homes, property, infrastructure were damaged and people trapped in their homes are running out of supplies from the 72-hour kits.

This was the scenario painted for Salt Lake County Emergency Management and other county agencies working in the Salt Lake County Emergency Operations Center on Friday.

Part of the drill was working on sorting out issues such as power outages on Interstate 15 and several large water main breaks.

Salt Lake County leaders will take the training a step further by inviting the public to an expo at the South Towne Expo Center. It is a free event where residents can get more information on emergency preparedness.

The expo starts at 2 p.m.