Several area residents will be shaken up (not stirred) at 10:18 a.m. Thursday morning (Oct. 18), as several schools, businesses and others will be participating in ‘The Great Washington Shake Out ‘ earthquake drill.
“While earthquake hazard varies from region to region, most of Washington is prone to earthquakes,” according to an announcement. “You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation.”
What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly?
Organizers are expecting more than 700,000 people to participate statewide, including several cities in King County – but not the City of Burien.
According to the website, the Great Washington ShakeOut is a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On .” The ShakeOut has also been organized  to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization  to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space  in order to prevent damage and injuries.
Local participants include:
- Normandy Park Senior Living , Normandy Park
- John F. Kennedy Catholic High School , Burien
- Three Tree Montessori School , Burien
- Southern Heights Elementary , Burien
- Cedarhurst Elementary , Burien
- Pacific Middle School , Des Moines
- St. Philomena School , Des Moines
- South Seattle Community College , Seattle
We know from experiencing at least four major earthquakes (6.0 and above) in the Northwest and Southern California that being prepared is important, so if you see us at 10:18 a.m., don’t be surprised if you see us in a fetal position, under our desk, eating old saltine crackers…
For more information, visit http://www.shakeout.org/washington .Facebook Twitter Subscribe