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Great California ShakeOut
- Date: 10/18/2018 10:18 AM - 10:38 AM
- Introduction: Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of Action is set for Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:18 a.m.
Culver City is in earthquake country. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine how we survive and how well we recover. With earthquakes an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act today to ensure that tomorrow’s disasters do not become catastrophes.
The Great ShakeOut - October 18 at 10:18 a.m.
Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of Action is set for Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. During the self-led drill, participants practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” The safe response to an earthquake is to:
DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees.
This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand
If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
HOLD ON until shaking stops
Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts