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At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2009, millions of Californians will participate in the largest earthquake drill ever!
The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get prepared at work, school, and home.
At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2009, millions of Californians will practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Many people and organizations will also practice other aspects of their emergency plans.
Last year, nearly 5.5 million Southern Californians participated in the 2008 ShakeOut drill. The Great California ShakeOut will now be held statewide on the third Thursday of October each year.
Register and we can reach our goal of 10 million participants in 2009!
EMERGENCY MANAGERS: ShakeOut will not be coordinated with an official emergency exercise in 2009, but agencies, organizations, cities, counties, and others are encouraged to plan their own activities to coincide with the statewide public drill (see the category list, below right).
10:15 a.m. on 10/15!
Countdown to the ShakeOut:
11 days 18:33:24
Participants, and Counting!
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Slightly ironic timing, considering the recent quakes elsewhere and the increase in activity in California.
[edit on 4-10-2009 by detachedindividual]
Originally posted by calstorm
Earthquakes are fun, we are overdue for a large one. Believe it or not, many Californians enjoy them. I'm not worried yet.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
It's just a drill. Preparedness is not a conspiracy. Ask the people in New Orleans if they wish they had been better prepared for Katrina.
Just my 2-cents