The Great ShakeOut: What if You Can’t Drop?

Let’s face facts, Sun City Shadow Hills is a 55+ community. We’re a community full of active, fun-loving adults. We are also a community with residents uncomfortable or unable to DROP to the floor/ground when the shaking starts.

Adapt for your situation

If you have difficulty getting onto the ground, or cannot get back up again without the help of a caregiver, then follow these recommendations:

If you are in a recliner or bed: Cover your head and neck with your arms or a pillow until the shaking stops.

if you use a cane: Drop, Cover, and Hold On or sit on a chair, bed, etc. and cover your head and neck with both hands. Keep your cane near you so it can be used when the shaking stops.

If you use a walker or wheelchair: LOCK your wheels (if applicable). If using a walker carefully get as low as possible. Bend over and COVER your head/neck with your arms, a book, or a pillow. Then HOLD ON until shaking stops.

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.