Today is International ShakeOut day where at 10:17am (your time zone) we should all practice earthquake safety!
Soooooo, in case you need some ideas on what to do, here is my plan.
Seems like FEMA Region-8 approves!
Shout out to the FEMA Region-8 peeps who ran the Twitter #ShakeOutChat yesterday. Lots of great ideas on preparedness as well as what to do during an earthquake.
So no matter who or where you are…
Take a moment and assess your options BEFORE an earthquake strikes.
For more information on earthquake preparedness tips, check out Ready.Gov earthquake‘s page!
With the International Great ShakeOut Exercise tomorrow, I wanted to share a single thing that we tend to do…esp DURING an earthquake. That is freeze!
And since we as human beings are often occupied with our phones and social media, an earthquake can cause us to freak out/freeze and ultimately NOT do what we are trained to do.
If you don’t think/train on earthquakes, this could be you.
Ya know, maybe consider doing the things we tell you about every year. Just remember:
That’s right, train like you fight. And in this situation, your actions could actually save your life.
Be safe. Looking forward to seeing you taking cover tomorrow at 10:17am.
The International ShakeOut Day is October 17! That’s just t-minus two days away!
To prepare for tomorrow’s earthquake exercise, I wanted to push the preferred infographic that you can use and share with all your constituents.
Hey PIO! Don’t forget that your messaging needs to address all audiences.
Do I practice what I preach? Yep.
And to boot, I also encourage and exercise WITH my fellow class attendees to participate in our class activities too.
Shout out to my friends in San Jose, CA for the great example of earthquake preparedness!
So get yourself ready for some shake-shake action!
Japan? Fukushima? Sendai?
Yes. My status: READY
Everyone should be doing #DropCoverHoldOn during today’s Great #ShakeOut national #preparedness effort.
Great ShakeOut = Thursday 10/20/16 at 10:10am.
Approx 28.5 million people are doing it. Are you?
For more information, check out shakeout.org