You are invited to join thousands of people who will Drop, Cover, and Hold On on October 18th, 2012 in the Great SouthEast ShakeOut!
More than 12.5 million people were registered to participate in ShakeOut drills worldwide in 2011. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to become better prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes.
The ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:18 a.m. on October 18, 2012. This means that wherever you are at that moment—at home, at work, at school, anywhere—you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds. There will not be any freeway closures, power outages, or other simulated effects of the hypothetical earthquake, unless your local government or utility company specifically notifies you about something of this nature. The ShakeOut is not something you need to leave work to participate in—in fact, participating at work is encouraged! Businesses, organizations, schools, and government agencies can register and have their employees practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On or have a more extensive emergency drill.
The main goal of the ShakeOut is to get Southeasterners prepared for major earthquakes, so use the ShakeOut as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.
Anyone in the Southeast can participate, from a single individual at their home to a major company at the office. Talk to your coworkers, neighbors and friends about the ShakeOut and encourage their participation.
Sign up for free at www.shakeout.org/southeast/register to be counted in the ShakeOut Drill, get email updates, and more.