Drop, Cover, and HoldOn for the Great Shakeout

On October 20th at 10:20 a.m. millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold On in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.

In case you’re wondering, the drills began in Southern California in 2008 with the goal of teaching the public how to protect themselves during a large earthquake, and how to get prepared for one.

Like me, many of you probably just ignore these drills. But the reality is; earthquakes are happening everywhere. You could even be on vacation when one strikes, so a little preparedness wouldn’t hurt.

The Great ShakeOut practice drills are now held in more than 20 Official ShakeOut Regions, along with an option for people in any other state or country to also register and be counted in the global total.

Everyone is invited to participate. According to the Great ShakeOut website currently there are 9,173 individuals and families participating in the event.

If you would like more information  on the Great ShakeOut or for resources, click here. If you like what you read here, share it!

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