Frequently Asked Questions
What Is EarthEx?
EarthEx is an emergency preparedness exercise focused on a long-duration power outage scenario. It is led by the EIS Council and is part of the National Exercise Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
When is EarthEx?
August 23, 2017. The entire exercise is scheduled to last four hours, but the individual and family preparedness component will only require between 30-45 minutes of participation.
Who can participate?
This year, individuals and families across the world are invited to participate virtually through a partnership with SPIN Global. Participants will register online and interact with a self-directed exercise module delivered via www.planetready.com. Sign up and invite your friends today!
Why should I care?
Think about it. What would you do if you did not have access to power for an extended period of time? How would lack of power for weeks change your life? Are you ready for such an event?
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