Participate in the Annual Central U.S. Earthquake Exercise: February 7, 2013
U.S. Geological Survey/photo by Douglas Given
In an earthquake, you may only have seconds to protect yourself before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you. Practice quake-safe actions at 10:15 a.m. on February 7th. Why? Because when the adrenaline kicks in, you may not act safely if you haven’t practiced the Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill before that moment. Know what to do when the shaking starts—register for the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut and use the many resources for the drill and preparedness for schools, businesses, government agencies, families, and others. The drill will highlight the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” protective actions people should take when an earthquake begins. You never know when you may use this knowledge anywhere in the world during your travels or future home locations.
Everyone can participate! Individuals, families, businesses, schools, government agencies and organizations are all invited to join in on February 7th at 10:15 a.m. local time.
Updated 01/07/2013 mj