Over eight million people will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17 during the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Knowing what to do during an earthquake is vital in Southern California. In most situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:
• DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
• Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table
• HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops
If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.
Myth: “Head for the Doorway”
For years people were told that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In truth, doorways are no stronger than any other part of a house. You are safer under a table.
For more information, visit www.shakeout.org.
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