This month, the nation will practice preparedness with the Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill. This year, over 10.4 million people in California and over 26 million people worldwide will participate in the Shake Out Drill. Preparing for an earthquake doesn’t end after the Shake Out. Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake.
Great Shake Out Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve preparedness. Great Shake Out earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” Shake Out also has been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to update emergency plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
Many areas of the globe are prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. Are you prepared to survive and to recover quickly.
Thursday, October 20
For more information and to register, go to www.shakeout.org.