Would you be ready for an earthquake if it struck today? Do you know what to do when the ground starts shaking? Do you have an emergency kit? These essential questions are the foundation for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut – Canada’s largest annual earthquake drill.
On October 21st, thousands of British Columbians will take part in Canada’s largest earthquake drill.
At exactly 10:18 a.m., participants are asked to practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” which means dropping to the ground, getting under a sturdy desk or table, protecting your head and holding on until the shaking stops. These three simple steps have been proven to reduce injuries and save lives in earthquake zones worldwide.
For more information and to register for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut click this LINK.