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Great Washington ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

King County Emergency Management invites you to join thousands of people statewide in the annual Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill. On Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m., practice what you would do when the ground moves.

  • DROP to the floor
  • Take COVER under a table, desk, or other sturdy furniture
  • HOLD ON until the shaking stops (or the drill ends)

If you can't participate in the drill at the designated time, pick another time on October 19 that is convenient for you.

After the ShakeOut, set aside time to take an inventory of your emergency kit to ensure that everything is in place, up to date, and isn't expired or spoiled.

We don't know when the next earthquake will hit, but taking steps now to prepare yourself, your family, and your workplace or school can help.

Toll Free 1-800-523-5044

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