Great Southeast ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Two Weeks Away; Are You Registered Yet?
Posted at 1 p.m.
Wherever you are two weeks from now (home, school, work or play) – on Thursday, Oct. 16 – you can learn about earthquake safety by joining in the Great Southeast ShakeOut, a multi-state earthquake drill set for 10:16 a.m. Register now to participate in the ShakeOut and learn how to drop, cover and hold on:
- DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you).
- Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table.
- HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.
Earthquakes happen without warning, and the shaking may be so severe that you cannot run or crawl. So drop, cover and hold one immediately. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building, and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room to get under a table.
Also, during an earthquake, don’t run outside. Trying to run is dangerous because the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by falling bricks, glass and other building materials. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.
If you can’t participate Oct. 16, hold an earthquake drill for your family, workplace, organization or school anytime through Dec. 31, and you can still register your participation in the ShakeOut.