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Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

King County is vulnerable to earthquakes. On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m., take part in the Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill. At that time, or another time on that day convenient for you, practice what you would do in a real quake: DROP to the floor, take COVER under a desk or other sturdy furniture, and HOLD ON until the shaking stops.

  1. Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items
  2. Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency
  3. Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations
  4. Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, protecting your property, and considering earthquake insurance
  5. When the earth shakes, Drop, Cover, and Hold On
  6. Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage
  7. Be resilient in the face of an earthquake and restore daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage, and rebuilding community
For more information, visit Earthquake Country.

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