The Great ShakeOut: Prepare BEFORE an Earthquake

There’s no doubt Mother Nature will have her way, but there’s A LOT we can do to prepare. The Earthquake Country Alliance has worked with experts and developed Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety. Following is an overview of each step.


Step 1:

Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.

Step 2:

Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency.

Step 3:

Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.

Step 4:

Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.


Step 5:

Drop, Cover and Hold On when the earth shakes.

Step 6:

Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage.


Step 7:

Reconnect and Restore

Restore daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage and rebuilding community.

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.