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Thu, Oct 19

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Virtual Event

The Great Texas Shake Out

This year's International ShakeOut Day is October 19, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home!

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The Great Texas Shake Out
The Great Texas Shake Out

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2023, 10:19 AM

Virtual Event

About the event

At 10:19 am (local time) on 10/19, you can join people across Texas practicing earthquake safety.  

  1. Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least  60 seconds). Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself  during earthquakes!
  2. While still under the table, or wherever you are, look around and  imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you  or others? What would be damaged? What would life be like after? What will you do before the actual earthquake happens to reduce losses and quickly recover?
  3. Finally, practice what your community will do after the shaking stops.
  4. A great step for after your "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" drill is to  practice how to communicate with family, friends, and co-workers.  Texting first before making phone calls is highly recommended. Learn  more from ShakeOut partner  Safe America Foundation and their "Text First. Talk Second." campaign, including how to hold a texting drill.

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