Statewide earthquake drill set for Oct. 18

At 10:18 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, thousands of Washington residents will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the Great Washington ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever.

Major earthquakes can happen anywhere you work, live or travel in Washington. The ShakeOut Drill is a chance to practice how to protect ourselves when an earthquake strikes. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your family and your community.

This is about planning, preparing and practicing what to do when an earthquake strikes. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake. Frequent practice results in successful outcomes.

City of Mercer Island and Mercer Island School District staff will be participating in the 2012 Shakeout Drill.

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