The Great ShakeOut is Coming — Drop, Cover and Hold On!


Unlike other natural disasters, earthquakes occur without warning, which makes preparedness all the more important.

The Great ShakeOut
When an earthquake strikes, homes and businesses have no time to spare. That’s why now is the right time to adopt earthquake preparedness measures and consider participating in The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Oct. 18.

Hosted by the Earthquake Country Alliance, the annual ShakeOut is designed to encourage preparedness and protection in the event of a large earthquake. It’s a practical way for businesses to examine their readiness to survive and recover quickly.

Four Steps to Safety
Implement or reevaluate these strategies to ensure the safety of employees and customers, and maintain business as usual after a disaster.

  • Secure — Identify earthquake hazards and secure moveable items.
  • Plan — Develop a disaster plan and determine communication procedures in the event of an emergency.
  • Organize — Maintain disaster supplies in safe, accessible and known locations.
  • Minimize — Reduce financial consequences by making appropriate property improvements and storing important documents in protected locations.

For more information, visit EarthquakeCountry.org or Ready.gov.