Great Idaho ShakeOut is an international event

The Great Idaho ShakeOut is approaching with all Idahoans encouraged to "Drop, Cover and Hold On" during the national earthquake drill.

Scheduled for Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m., the Shakeout is an international event intended to get people prepared for a major earthquake wherever they are. Participants are encouraged to drop, cover and hold on, as if an earthquake were occurring, and stay in that position for at least 60 seconds.

Individuals, businesses, schools, community groups and faith-based organizations can participate in the ShakeOut to prepare for earthquakes by registering to be counted in the drill, get email updates and share information with others.

For more information about the Great Idaho ShakeOut including registration, planning your drill and getting prepared, click here.

To date, some 16.4 million people worldwide will be participating in the upcoming 2014 ShakeOut.

The event is co-sponsored by the state of Idaho, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, State Department of Education and the Idaho Geological Survey.


Published 10-3-14