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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 10:16 am PST
Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 10:16 am PST Here's one way to participate and help keep your family safe:
Download audio and video "drill broadcast" recordings to play during your drill (Video versions have text captions).Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Have your members Dropto the ground, takeCover under a table or desk, andHold Onto it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least 60 seconds). Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself during earthquakes! (See this pagefor what to do if in bed, outside, driving, in a tall building, or other situations.) For people with disabilities or access and functional needs, download ourpreparedness guide(661 KB) PDF.
While still under the table, or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What would life be like after?What will you do before the actual earthquake happens to reduce losses and quickly recover?
(Optional) Practice what you will doafterthe shaking stops.
After your drill is complete, have discussions about what was learned and incorporate these lessons into your disaster plan.Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 10:16 am PST