The Great ShakeOut: Step Five – Drop, Cover and Hold On

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand.

If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelterIf no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows).

Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs.

HOLD ON until shaking stops

Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts.

No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

Memorize these three words: DROP, COVER and HOLD ON.

The Great ShakeOut Drill will give you a chance to practice, and we all know practice makes perfect.

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.