Big Bear, CA, October 19, 2016 – On the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the Bay Area, and in a month when Southern Californians learned of a significant new fault in their backyard, the California Earthquake Authority reminds Californians that no part of the state is without earthquake risk and invites everyone to get better prepared by joining the Great California ShakeOut drill.
This year’s ShakeOut drill is set for 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, and CEA will participate alongside millions of Californians. The annual event is an opportunity for people all over the world to practice what to do during earthquakes—drop, cover, and hold on!—and to prepare for earthquakes in other ways.
“California is earthquake country,” said CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy. “ShakeOut is an opportunity for people to take action now to improve their preparedness, before the next earthquake strikes.”
In addition to knowing what to do during an earthquake, Californians can be better prepared before one by securing their space, creating a disaster plan and organizing disaster supplies.
You can learn more about earthquake preparedness by reading the “Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety” or visiting EarthquakeAuthority.com. To learn more about Thursday’s ShakeOut drill, visit ShakeOut.org.