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Great Southeast Shakeout drill set for Thursday

20 October, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • SC has many earthquakes

Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" natural disaster drill.

Dropping to the ground prevents the quake from causing you to fall, while taking cover helps protect you from flying objects and falling debris. Worldwide, 25 million people are expected to participate.

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand.

Washingtonians can join them today by registering for the 2017 Great Washington ShakeOut.




Montana on average has 7-10 earthquakes a day making it the fourth most seismically active state.

People who are driving should pull over to a clear area, stop and stay seated with seatbelt fastened until the shaking stops. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes- wherever you live, work, or travel.

Central Coast schools and others in the community will be participating in the ShakeOut drill with the emphasis on knowing what to do during and after an quake.

Participants include more than 6 million K-12 students and almost 2 million people at colleges and universities as well as governments, businesses, faith-based organizations and individuals. Survival kits - stocked with water, food and a radio, among other items - can be crucial after a major temblor.

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