Great Shakeout 2020

The “Great ShakeOut” is on October 15, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. Are You Prepared?
Posted on 10/13/2020
Contact Person:  Mandy Wong, Public Safety Supervisor
Email:  mwong@cityofrosemead.org
Phone:  (626) 569-2168






The “Great ShakeOut” is on October 15, 2020, at 10:15 a.m.

Are You Prepared?

 

Residents are asked to assess their emergency plans and to join millions of Southern Californians in the statewide “Great ShakeOut” scheduled for October 15, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. The earthquake drill will help encourage residents to evaluate their emergency preparedness practices.  The drill asks residents to practice dropping to the ground or taking cover under a table or desk in preparation for when a big earthquake occurs. Below are the instructions:

IT’S VERY SIMPLE: Great Shake Out

Why should you DROP? Because the shaking will make it difficult to walk/run and very unsafe.

Why should you COVER?  Because you need to protect yourself from falling items or debris.

Why should you HOLD ON?  Because in the event of a big earthquake, all items that are not secured to the ground will shift and move around. Hold your position until the shaking subsides.

To participate or learn more about the Great ShakeOut, go to www.ShakeOut.org. While on the website, consider pledging your family, school, business, or organization’s participation in the drill.  Registered participants will receive further information on planning for the drill, encourage others to participate, and improve earthquake preparedness.  Let’s get registered. Participation is free and everyone is encouraged to be involved.

All residents should have emergency supplies, including “Go Kits,” and evacuation plans to help their family and pets survive the first few days following a major disaster. Emergency management officials urge residents to sign up for emergency alerts, such as Alert L.A. County (by clicking here), and Nixle alerts, at www.nixle.com for the latest emergency information in your area.

For more information about any of these preparedness programs, please contact Mandy Wong, Public Safety Supervisor at (626) 569-2156 or mwong@cityofrosemead.org.