The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: What to Expect

Ok, we’re having an earthquake drill on October 18 at 10:18 am, what exactly should you expect?

On October 18, 2018, members of the Shadow Hills Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee, EPSC, will enter the HOA office, the Montecito Clubhouse and the Santa Rosa Clubhouse at approximately 10:00 am. Committee members will be wearing EPSC vests and will be easily identifiable.

The EPSC members will read from a prepared script and gently inform everyone present that at 10:18 am the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill will occur.

At 10:18 am the drill will commence. Simultaneously at 10:18 am, earthquake sound effects will be broadcast over the clubhouse speaker systems.

The EPSC members will encourage folks to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON during the 90-second drill. The idea is to get on the floor/ground before the earthquake drops and injures you. Of course, participation is optional.

EPSC members will act as coaches during the drill and will demonstrate how to appropriately DROP, COVER and HOLD ON and where to do so. Please plan to participate.

The best way to be prepared is to practice. Watch for daily updates and plan to participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on October 18 at 10:18 am.