The Great British Columbia ShakeOut 2015

Date and Time: 
Thu. Oct. 15/15 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM

On Thursday, October 15, officially "ShakeOut BC Day," millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!


Official rescue teams who have been dispatched to the scene of earthquakes and other disasters around the world continue to advocate use of the internationally recognized "Drop, Cover and Hold On" protocol to protect lives during earthquakes:

    DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),

    Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and

    HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.

If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

This year's drill is set for 10:15 a.m. on October 15.

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