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2011 Great California ShakeOut Drill Earthquake Safety

California nearly 38 million people living and working near major activeearthquake faults.  Earthquakes are an inevitable part of California’s future. What we do now, before the “The Big One”, will determine how we survive and recover following the next damaging earthquake.

The 2011 Great California ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drillevent in U.S. history. The ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:20AM on October 20, 2011. This means that wherever you are at the moment – at home, at work, at school, anywhere – you should DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! as if it were a major earthquake occurring at the very moment. Most people will practice how they will DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! during a large earthquake, which only takes about one minute. The best way to instinctively and immediately do the right thing when the shaking begins is to practice. When each second counts, immediate quake-safe actions will save lives and minimize injuries. Some organizations conduct more extensive drills, which may take an hour or even the whole day.

The Great California ShakeOut has become an important annual statewide event. Close to ten million people at homes, schools, government agencies, businesses and organizations will use this opportunity to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! – and to review theirearthquake preparedness plans. The Great California ShakeOut, in its 4th year, continues to grow. The California ShakeOut is held on the Third Thursday of October, a date that was chosen by school representatives as an ideal time for school earthquake drills. It offers an opportunity for individuals, families, schools, businesses, governments and emergency responders to prepare now so they can survive and recover the following the next damaging earthquake.

Register for free at http://www.ShakeOut.org and promise to participate. The ShakeOut.org web site has many resources and links to help plan for the next big earthquake. The ShakeOut.org includes guidelines for what to do before, during and immediately after an earthquake, as well as downloadable emergency supply checklists (food, water, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items for medical conditions), tips for food and water storage, and other planning resources.

Are you prepared for the next big earthquake in California? What will you do to save your life and protect your family?

For more information on the Great California ShakeOut or Converse Emergency Response services contact Mark Schluter at 626-930-1200.

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Very important information for everyone living in the designated areas of California or any where else where there is a natural disaster threat of any kind . Also, take their advice and get started on food and water storage for a pending earth quake or any other natural disaster. You can go to this site and begin preparing by getting the needed supply of food and water to help you get through such a disaster. http://www.SurvivalTotalAccess.com