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Time: October 16, 2014 from 10:15am to 10:30am
Location: across U.S., Canada and overseas at 10:17a local time
Website or Map: http://www.shakeout.org
Event Type: multi-state, drill
Organized By: SCES, NSF, USC, USGS, ECA, FEMA, etc
Member Activity: Oct 11, 2014
The Great ShakeOut was created to help people and organizations become better prepared before the next big earthquake, and for everyone to practice how to protect themselves when it happens.
On October 16, 2014 at 10:17 a.m., (local time) individuals, families, schools, businesses, nonprofits, governments, neighborhoods, organizations and groups will conduct ‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’ drills across the U.S., Canada and in various countries overseas.
ShakeOut.org organizers suggest at minimum the drill should last at least one minute, the length of strong ground motions from a major earthquake. People can participate in just the drill, but even better is to imagine how the environment will shake during this earthquake and plan other steps to make your home, office, school safer from this type of event.
Many organizations will do much more than just the drop, cover, and hold on drill, and have more extensive tests of their emergency plans, discuss and demonstrate emergency supplies, equipment and kits and do other events or drills.
Learn more and find resources, quake scenarios, guides, drill broadcasts, games, banners and more about The Great ShakeOut at http://www.shakeout.org (Note: click on a state, region or country to find resources, etc.)