It's almost time for the Great Washington Shake-Out--the state's largest Drop, Cover, Hold earthquake drill! This event will be on October 18th at 10:18 a.m. It's so easy to participate, all YOU have to do is stop whatever you are doing at 10:18 a.m. and DROP, COVER and HOLD just as you would do in an earthquake. For more information on what to do or how to spread the word, click here: http://www.shakeout.org/washington/howtoparticipate/
Why should you participate? Here is what the Great Washington Shake-Out website has to say: While earthquake hazard varies from region to region, most of Washington is prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation.
What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly?
The Great Washington ShakeOut is a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.