Drop. Cover. Hold On. Did you know to do that during the earthquake?
If not or if you just need a refresher, Emergency Management officials urge you to take part in the Great American Shakeout on October 18, 2012.
Why should you drop, cover, and hold on? ShakeOut.org said it’s best drop right where you are, cover yourself under a desk, table, or even just with your hands over your head, then hold on.
“The main point is to not try to move but to immediately protect yourself as best as possible where you are,” the organization's website said.
Families, businesses and schools can participate in the drill by registering, downloading a broadcast of the drill, practicing what to do in a real earthquake, then talking about what to improve.
ShakeOut.org is trying to make this even the largest earthquake preparedness drill ever. The organization suggests creating a disaster plan, creating or replenishing an emergency kit, and doing a “hazard hunt” for anything that may fall during a quake.
To Find out more go to ShakeOut.org.