The Municipal Civil Protection Unit organized a simulated evacuation in the town hall offices of San Luis R+io Colorado, Sonora, to commemorate the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that occurred on April 4, 2010.
In a statement, the local agency said that the maneuvers are intended to strengthen the preventive culture through training, so that residents know how to act in case of an earthquake.
Back in 2010, the earthquake that occurred in the municipality of Mexicali, Baja California, caused damage to approximately 500 homes in San Luis Río Colorado, among other damages.
The statement specified that the test began with the activation of the alarm and the immediate evacuation of the premises in an orderly fashion. The staff left the building and went to the assigned shelter point in the Plaza Benito Juárez.
Following the protocol, the people is counted to see if someone is missing. And if that’s the case, search brigades go ahead and start the rescue operation. In case of fire or injuries, firefighters and paramedics are there to help.
At the end of the maneuvers that had a total response time of three minutes, the simulation coordinators emphasized the importance of being prepared and knowing what should be done in case of an earthquake in San Luis Río Colorao.