October - Get Ready to SHAKEOUT
Thursday, October 16 at 10:16 a.m.
Drop, Cover and Hold On!
Everyone everywhere should know how to protect themselves during an earthquake–at
home, work, school, or in a vehicle. Earthquakes are unpredictable and preparation efforts can greatly reduce physical injuries and property damage. Research shows that when people practice what to do ahead of time, they are more likely to respond instinctively with the correct action during an emergency
Join the Great Shakeout and practice Drop, Cover and Hold On.
You can register your participation at www.shakeout.org (groups, businesses or individuals)
Drop, Cover, and Hold On:
a. Move only as far as necessary to reach a safe place. Take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold onto it firmly.
b. Be prepared to move with the shaking.
c. Hold the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move.
d. Do not go to a doorway as a place of safety - injury can occur due to doors swinging.
• If outdoors, find a spot away from buildings, trees, streetlights, power lines, and overpasses. Drop to the ground and stay there until the shaking stops. Never run out of a building while the ground is shaking.
• If in a vehicle, pull over at a clear location and stop. Stay in the vehicle, with the seatbelt fastened, until the shaking stops.