Be Prepared to Shake it Up in October
Oct. 17 is the next Great ShakeOut Day! Over 63 million people around the world and over 20 million in the U.S. participated in this earthquake drill last year. This year will be the 12th ShakeOut to help prepare families and organizations for the next earthquake.
Since earthquakes occur without warning, it’s important to take steps now to prepare. Participating in the Great Shakeout prepares you to survive and recover quickly from an earthquake. Because you don’t know where you will be when an earthquake occurs, prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit for your home, workplace, and car. Remember to have on hand at least one gallon of water per person per day for a minimum of three days, for drinking and sanitation.
For additional information, visit https://www.shakeout.org/.
What NOT to do:
- Do not get into a doorway. The doorway does not protect you from flying or falling object.
- Do not run outside. Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving, and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table
- Do not believe in the so called “triangle of life.” The triangle may collapse on you. Follow the recommended Drop, Cover, and Hold on instead.