Earthquake Preparedness

Are you ready when things start to shake? International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 15, 2020). While COVID-19 has brought uncertainties and challenges, one thing is for sure: emergencies and disasters are still happening. Planning for emergencies such as earthquakes allows us to understand the steps necessary to prepare for the potential impacts. The more prepared you are before an earthquake, the more resilient you will be after an earthquake.

Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On”. They also encourage you, your community, your school or your organization to update emergency plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

For more information and to register to participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on October 15, 2020, visit: