Big Bear, Ca, October 18, 2011, 5:00pm  – Join KBHR on Thursday October 20th at 10:20am for the largest earthquake drill in California, the Great California Shakeout.  Millions of people will be participating statewide in the drill.  Last year all of the schools in Bear Valley Unified School District participated, however this year they are on fall break, and will have their earthquake drill at a later date.  Fire agencies remind you to duck, cover and hold in the case of an earthquake.  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.  The following is what not to do. DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the doorframe as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead! DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table. Join KBHR on Thursday October 20th at 10:20 to participate in the Great California Shakeout, and don’t forget to Duck, Cover and Hold.

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