The international Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill happens on Thursday, October 20 this year. Take advantage of all the free tools and information at shakeout.org to help you plan your participation, teach others, and get the word out to the folks in your network.
September is National Preparedness Month — an excellent opportunity to step up your messaging about earthquake risks and encourage people to take action today to prepare for disasters and emergencies.
This year’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy” (#LastingLegacy), with the core message, “The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.” The 2022 campaign features a call to action for the Black and African American community. Message topics in the campaign’s media kit include teaching children and youth, making a personal/family emergency plan, and building emergency supply kits.
Watch also for national public service announcements throughout the month that are designed to help deliver preparedness information to those who live in underserved communities.