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The 2019 Great California Shakeout

This year’s Great California Shakeout will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 10:17AM (10/17 at 10:17). Join over 63 million people worldwide in this important drill. It’s never too early to get yourself and your family prepared – but it is possible to be too late. Here are some resources for you to use to get your emergency plan in place sooner rather than later. More information will be coming out in the weeks ahead as we get ready to participate in the Great California Shakeout.

Prepare for the Shakeout









Before the next big earthquake we recommend these four steps that will make you, your family, or your workplace better prepared to survive and recover quickly:

Survive & Recover

During the next big earthquake, and immediately after, is when your level of preparedness will make a difference in how you and others survive and can respond to emergencies:

Step 1

Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.

Step 2

Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency.

Step 3

Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.

Step 4

Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.

Step 5

Drop, Cover, and Hold On when the earth shakes.

Step 6

Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage.

Step 7

Reconnect and Restore Restore daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage, and rebuilding community.

Want more information on how to keep you and your family safe during an earthquake?