Wondering What to Do After ShakeOut?

Graphic figure demonstrating Drop! Cover! Hold On!

The International ShakeOut drill may have concluded, but it’s not too late to practice your own drill if you missed it.

And it’s never too late to begin considering your plan for next year’s drill. Check out this webinar recording hosted by Earthquake Country Alliance and FEMA Regions 9 and 10, in which guest experts present:

  • Simple tips on how to plan your drill.
  • Stories from panelists about what they learned from personal earthquake experiences.
  • An overview about earthquake hazards nationwide.
  • Alternative guidance to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” (and other accessibility adaptations).
  • Other ways to improve earthquake safety.

Webinar Recording & Slides

Take advantage of the attention that ShakeOut focused on the earthquake hazard by promoting other preparedness and resilience steps, from basics like a home hazard hunt, to planning for recovery:

Ready to ShakeOut on October 19?

Get Ready to ShakeOut poster: October 19, 2023; register: ShakeOut.org

This year’s international ShakeOut drill is October 19 at 10:19 AM (local time). After organizing your own drill, be sure to help get the word out to others in your network:

Find Free ShakeOut Messaging Resources

ShakeOut is an opportunity to practice earthquake safety annually with millions of people across the world. It’s also the perfect occasion to raise awareness and encourage everyone in earthquake country to prepare—not only for the moment the earth shakes, but for their own recovery afterwards:

Check out and share CREW’s Ready to Recover Podcasts at podcasts.crew.org to explore disaster planning and recovery topics, including earthquake insurance and federal disaster loans. Ready to Recover podcasts can also be accessed through podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Google Podcasts.