Posted by: Michael Widomski, Public Affairs
Today at 10:15 a.m. CST (11:15 a.m. EST) -- millions of people across the U.S. will participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. The drill is the largest earthquake preparedness event in central U.S. history. And don’t worry, even if you don’t live in the central U.S. you can still participate. Earthquakes can strike without warning, and you will only have seconds to react - so it’s important that everyone participates in the drill to ensure you know what to do should an earthquake strike.
It only takes a couple of minutes to participate in the drill and practice these three simple steps:
- DROP to the ground
- Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
- HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops