Great ShakeOut 2019

October 15th, 2019 - 10:04am

Are You Ready to ShakeOut?

At 10:17 a.m. on October 17, 2019, millions of people will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great ShakeOut.

Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community.

Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important? To respond quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.

With 317 million people living and working in the United States, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine how well we survive and recover. 

Practice "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, October 17. It is only a one-minute commitment for something that can save your life. 

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