The County’s Office of Emergency Services invites employees and their families to register to drop, cover and hold on at 10:17 a.m. on 10/17 as part of the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. You can also help spread the word about the importance of individual and community preparedness by taking part in a #ShakeOutSD social media challenge.
Visit ShakeOut.org to register and learn about how to plan to survive an earthquake with your family. Learn what you can do to prepare before an earthquake strikes.
Then to participate in our social media challenge, take two simple steps on Thursday, Oct. 17:
Take a picture or video of yourself, your friends, colleagues, team, department, classroom or agency practicing “Drop, Cover, and Hold on” under a sturdy desk or table.
If you don’t work in an office or have access to a table, you can still be part of it. Show us how you would stay safe in other environments or situations that apply to you like being outside, parked in a car, at the beach, or if you’re in a wheelchair. To find recommendations, visit this page and look for Specific Situations.
Just post the video or photo on your social media, or your department’s Facebook and/or Twitter account if they agree to it and include the hashtag #ShakeOutSD. Don’t forget to tag @ReadySanDiego too.
OES will be sharing your posts and other useful earthquake safety tips on ShakeOut Day.