The Great ShakeOut is scheduled for tomorrow October 19th at 10:19 am. Join millions of other people nationwide to practice your earthquake response: Drop, Cover and Hold On!
What will you Do?
I will be joining my son's school to act as an observer and participant. Beyond my observer duties, I will be taking on the "role" of a concerned parent trying to reunify with my son. This will needless to say not be much of a theatrical stretch for me. I will be taking notes and sharing my feedback with the school afterwards!
If you can't participate in your child's drill, perhaps you can practice with your co-workers, neighbors or at home. At a minimum, talk to people you care about and encourage them to participate. If you can't do it tomorrow, try doing it the following day. No one will be the wiser.
To learn more go to shakeout.org/washington.
Once you are there, you can register to participate, look for resources to help you design your drill, download a multimedia message to broadcast at work or home, etc. If you have little time to prepare, take the time to take a walk around your workplace and home to identify the places you would go to in the event of an earthquake. Look for a safe place to
Drop, Cover and Hold On!
Good luck and if you do a drill, please share your stories. We are always looking for positive stories to share throughout or network.
Looking for a final tip....tape some candy under your co-worker's desk or table at home to entice others to participate. It is amazing how far a small piece of candy can prove to motivate and help to teach proper response!
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