The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is nearly upon us. What activities and resources are you promoting to raise awareness and encourage participation in the drill? There are a lot of good ideas out there. For instance, take a look at these examples from the state of Washington:
- At noon on Oct. 21, 2021, the Washington Emergency Management Division will field earthquake-related questions on the agency’s Facebook page.
- Because ShakeAlert technology is now active in Washington, the EMDPrepare YouTube Channel now offers an audio recording that narrates a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill starting with a ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning alert message.
- And Washington plans to run a test of the state’s coastal tsunami sirens to coincide with this year’s ShakeOut earthquake drill.
ShakeOut is a great opportunity to focus attention on earthquake readiness — starting with the core message to join the drill and Drop, Cover, and Hold On this Thursday, October 21, 2021!