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The Great Washington ShakeOut

October 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join millions of people worldwide and practice how to “drop, cover and hold on” at 10:19am on Thursday, October 19 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake drills.

In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand

  • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
  • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
  • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
HOLD ON until shaking stops

  • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
  • No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

Details

Date:
October 19, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Chris Alexander, Fire Chief
Phone:
425.263.8150
Email:
calexander@mukilteowa.gov
Website:
http://mukilteowa.gov/departments/fire/

Venue

All City Facilities