At around 9:00 am, October 2, 2012, the sound of the sirens blasted through the air and was heard throughout the City Hall quadrangle.
It was a warning signal given by the emergency team organized by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office. To the city hall employees who were oriented last week about the proper procedures to take in the event of an earthquake, the signal meant there is an earthquake and that they should put to use the safety procedures they learned earlier.
Thus, all employees employed the duck-cover-hold procedure under their respective tables while they waited for the next signal that would inform them it is safe to move out of the building and into open areas outside.
The pictures below show their orderly exit out of their offices, as well as the exercises undertaken by the Oro Alert Team during the ‘Earthquake Emergency Evacuation Drill‘ last October 2, 2012.