The Stanislaus County Office of Education will participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. At this time millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills began in California in 2008 and is now a worldwide event.
Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, they may happen where you or your family travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community.
Why is a "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" drill important? To respond quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.
The Great California ShakeOut is held each year on the third Thursday of October. Over 10.2 million people and counting have signed up to participate this year.
Click here to view video series on how to prepare for an earthquake.