The Great California ShakeOut is a statewide quake drill held annually every year to help prepare people to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes, wherever you live, work or travel, said Bandon city manager Chris Good, who will have city employees take part in the drill.
The SCRD is asking all residents, businesses, agencies and associations to participate.
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” at 10:15 a.m., on Thursday, October 15.
You should drop to the ground or floor before the shaking knocks you down.
Natural Resources Canada has identified B.C.as being located in one of the most seismically active regions in the country.
Registration for The Great California ShakeOut is available online. If participants can not take cover under something sturdy, they are instructed to stay low and protect their head and neck area with their arms.
The ShakeOut was the brainstorm of scientists and emergency managers collaborating with Dr. Lucy Jones, known as “the natural disaster Lady”, heading a project for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 2007, to develop a “what if” scenario assessing the damage potential while developing risk reduction and response strategies.
Virginia experiences earthquakes each year, but only a few are felt.