Posted by: Public Affairs
We've posted several times about the upcoming Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill on April 28. As of today, there are over 1.6 million people signed up in the 11 participating states. Whether you have already signed up, or are considering it, the Central United States Earthquake Consortium and its partners have a great list of resources to help you engage your stakeholders (or family members) in earthquake preparedness.
Check out videos demonstrating how to properly Drop, Cover, and Hold On during an earthquake, and learn why this is the recommended method for protecting yourself during an earthquake.
A guide for how your organization, school or agency can participate in the ShakeOut drill on a number of levels. There are separate guides for schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and people with disabilities.
The manuals include instructions on performing the simple Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill, and how you can step up your group’s participation by using table top exercises or earthquake simulation drills.
Custom flyers are available to communicate the basics of the ShakeOut to your group. These are available for free download and can be printed on site.
Help spread the word about the ShakeOut and encourage people to join by placing a banner or image on your website (like the one at the top of this blog post).
What are your thoughts on engaging your group or family in earthquake preparedness? Share how you plan on engaging your stakeholders or family in the ShakeOut by leaving a comment below.
And if you live in California and want to get a head start on signing up for your 2011 Great California Shakeout this October, you can sign up today at www.ShakeOut.org.
- Get prepared for an earthquake at Ready.gov