Millions of Californians in schools, offices, hospitals and homes took part in the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill, which started at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
OCDE is among the agencies that participate in the international campaign each year, but it’s OK if your workplace missed it. Anytime is a good time to review safety plans with your coworkers and family members.
According to the Great ShakeOut website, you can reduce your chances of getting injured during a seismic event by dropping onto your hands and knees and covering your head with one arm and your hand.
If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it; if there’s not a sturdy shelter nearby, move next to an interior wall away from any windows and remain in place until the shaking stops.
Experts say it’s dangerous and potentially life-threatening to stand in doorways, run outside or follow the discredited “triangle of life” theory.
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