This is a friendly reminder for ALL of you to register for the 2018 ShakeOut drill! What is the ShakeOut Drill? (And no, it is not a new dance). The best description comes from the organization that hosts this annual event – ShakeOut. Also, below is an explanation from their website with “hyperlinks” to help you learn more.
Many areas of the globe are prone to earthquakes… You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. Are you prepared to survive and to recover quickly?
Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” ShakeOut also has been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to update emergency plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries. <Shakeout.org>
So, NOW is the time to take TWO MINUTES to register your family or organization for this all important safety drill. Remember – some of the worst earthquakes in the United States happen in states like Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia! California and Alaska don’t have the monopoly on earthquake activity in North America! Please don’t be complacent and think, “It can’t happen here” – because history has proven quite the opposite!
Also, included on the ShakeOut.org website are some very handy resources for students, teachers and much more.
Click on the bolded and underlined titles below to connect with the direct resource:
Preparedness materials, games, posters and downloads for K-12 : For Educators and School Officials