Once again it’s that time of the year, prepare to stop and drop, cover, and hold on… You are encouraged to participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill to be held on October 18, 2012. About the event –
During the drill, participants will “drop, cover, and hold on.” This is the recommended safety action to take during an earthquake.
Millions of people have participated in ShakeOut drills since 2008. The drill is your chance to practice how to protect yourself and do your part to help prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe.
This will be the first year an earthquake preparedness drill is officially held in the southeastern United States. The Great Southeast ShakeOut includes Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Official ShakeOut drills will also be held on October 18 in Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Guam, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Puerto Rico, southern Italy, and Washington
Those of you in BC Canada, check out details of the great BC shakeout