This month schools, offices, families and individuals are invited to join The Great BC Shake Out, an annual earthquake preparedness drill that takes place around the world. At 10:18am on October 18, 2012 everyone is encouraged to Drop, Cover, and Hold.
I remember earthquake drills when I was in elementary school as the province prepared for “the big one”. When the San Francisco area earthquake hit while we were watching the World Series at Candlestick Park in 1989, it drove the point home — we need to be prepared.
You can sign up online to register your group or renew your registration from last year, which saw 17 million people participate globally. BC already has 470,000 participants registered for the 2012 event.
Drill manuals are available online and schools can download other resources such as flyers, banners, and general preparedness information.
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