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Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes can happen at any time. has put together some tips and provided website information on how to be better prepared in the event of an earthquake.

Are You Ready to Ride Out an Earthquake?

As we learned Aug. 23, 2011, in Virginia, devastating earthquakes can happen without warning.  Do you know what to do?


Families and businesses should prepare ahead of time:

  • Securely fasten shelves to walls.
  • Keep large or heavy objects on lower shelves.
  • Secure your water heater by strapping it to wall studs and bolting it to the floor.
  • Keep toxic and flammable items securely stored in cabinets with doors and latches.
  • Learn how to turn off electricity, gas and water.
  • Be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days.  Have basic supplies on hand.


During an earthquake:

  • Stay indoors! The greatest danger is directly outside buildings due to falling debris.
  • Get under heavy furniture such as a desk, table or bench.  Crouch down and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.  This is the best protection.  Remember: Drop, Cover and Hold! Get a poster here:
  • Stay away from large windows, mirrors and other glass.
  • If you are in a high-rise building, stay away from outside walls.  Get under a table.  Do not use elevators.
  • If you are already outside, get into an open area away from buildings, power lines, trees, overpasses and bridges.
  • Expect aftershocks.  Smaller quakes – and sometimes larger ones – often follow hours or days after the first shake, causing more damage to weakened buildings and structures.


After an earthquake:

  • Check for gas leaks.  If you smell gas or hear a hissing or blowing noise, open a window and leave the building immediately.  Turn off the gas at the outside main valve, if possible, and call the gas company.
  • Turn on your battery-powered radio for instructions from your local officials and news reports from your local media.
  • Check your building’s foundation, roof and chimneys for cracks and damage.


For more, go to and click on Stay Informed.



2018 Pool Information


While school is in session the Celebration Pool is closed Monday- Thursday

Friday & Saturday, 10-7PM; Sunday-Thursday, 10:00-8:00PM

Funhouse Open 11:00am-7:00pm Every Day During Pool Season

*On Swim Meet Days Celebration Pool Will Close At 3:00 p.m.*

While school is in session the Festival Pool Summer Hours are 3:00 pm- 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-9:00PM

**On Memorial & Labor Day, both pools close at 7:00 pm. **


Pool Rules:

-No children taller than the gate are permitted in the baby pool. All children in the baby pool must be supervised.

-The pool must be cleared for 30 minutes if there is thunder. Everyone must evacuate the pool deck.

-The pool will close if the lifeguard cannot see the bottom of the pool.

-Pool closure due to weather will be determined by an on-site personnel in accordance with Douglas Aquatics.


Lost & Found

-All items found at the pool will be held for 2 weeks. After two weeks, those items are subject to donation at the discretion of Hampton Park Management.

-All pool toys left behind will be placed in a bin for use at the pool.


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