‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’ earthquake drill happening Thursday morning


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A statewide “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill is set to take place Thursday morning, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m. – including in Burien.

This exercise is part of the Great Washington ShakeOut event in which Washington will join its West Coast neighbors in Oregon, Idaho, California and British Columbia in one of the largest earthquake drills ever.

The purpose of this drill is to build “muscle memory” so that when a real earthquake hits, you will automatically take appropriate action. It’s also an opportunity to take at least one step to being better prepared for disasters on a personal level. You might locate your office emergency kit, or call/text your out-of-area contact, or simply monitor social media for comments by others participating in the drill (Twitter ‪#‎ShakeOut‬).

This year, more than 625,000 Washington residents have signed up to participate.

Register online at http://www.shakeout.org/washington/

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