International SHAKEOUT Day
International ShakeOut Day will be held on Thursday - October 21st at 10:21 a.m. While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing is for sure....EARTHQUAKES are still going to occur.
Your past experience in earthquakes may give you a false sense of safety; perhaps you did nothing, ran outside, or stood in a doorway, and you survived with no injuries. Or perhaps you got under your desk, and others thought you overreacted. Yet you may never have experienced the kind of strong shaking that is possible in much larger earthquakes: sudden and intense back and forth motions of several feet per second will cause the floor or the ground to jerk sideways out from under you, and every unsecured object around you could topple, fall, or become airborne, potentially causing serious injury. This is why you must learn the expert guidance for how to immediately protect yourself after the first jolt. Review the attached Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety for some tips on how to prepare for, and protect yourself from, earthquakes.
For more resources and information go to https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes and https://www.earthquakecountry.org.