The IDF Home Front Command was set to start its first national earthquake drill on Sunday. The command, together with all emergency services and government ministries, will simulate a major earthquake causing 7,000 “casualties.”

“This is an opportunity for the general public and local authorities to prepare for emergencies which could catch us by surprise,” a Home Front Command source said this week.

On Sunday, at 11 a.m. and at 7 p.m., the Home Front Command will take over TV and radio broadcasts, and send out text message alerts issuing instructions on what to do during an earthquake.

The advice to civilians is to try and get outside.

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