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Are you prepared for the Great ShakeOut?

Posted by Mai Ling on October 5th, 2012

Any day the “big one” could hit. After the Maple Leaf emergency drill in May, it appears neighborhood leaders will be prepared if we’re hit with an earthquake of epic proportions, but what about you?

The Great Washington ShakeOut is hoping you will be prepared, and it’s helping you get ready with a statewide drill on Oct. 18:

You are invited to join thousands of people who will Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18 a.m. on October 18th in the 2012 Great Washington ShakeOut!

More than 12.5 million people were registered to participate in ShakeOut drills worldwide in 2011. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to become better prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, the state is hit with more than 1,000 earthquakes each year. And although predicting when and if the big one will ever hit is difficult, history indicates the state remains at risk.

Go to the Great Washington ShakeOut website to learn more or to register yourself, your family, your workplace or any other organization.

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 sidestreetleafer // Oct 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    The soil roller/compactors have been shaking the houses surrounding the reservoir park for months.

  • 2 John Parnell // Oct 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    For those interested in helping with the formation of an Emergency Disaster Hub in Maple Leaf, there will be a presentation on October 20 at the Seattle Public Library from 1-3 PM. The talk is titled: “Create a Community Disaster Hub: Urban Self-Reliance 2012″ It is free and no registration is required. We DO have an emergency radio network established in ML, but this is just one part of the effort; there remains much to be much more done.