I read the article about the upcoming earthquake drill (TNT, 6/5) and how everyone has been preparing for the big one. It struck me that all this drill will do is provide a photo opportunity for everyone involved. A real test would be to announce a drill in the next six months, but give no date, and then at some unannounced time, start.
This would be a true test of how unprepared we really are. A real quake will not have a schedule.