Earthquakes can happen any time, anywhere around the world. But do you know what to do should one occur? Many people don’t, which is why the Great ShakeOut is so incredibly important.
The Great ShakeOut is a day of awareness that promotes emergency preparedness and earthquake safety. This year, it takes place on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The national event encourages participants to partake in an earthquake safety drill to understand what to do in the event an earthquake strikes. More than 14 million people in the U.S. alone are already registered for the Great ShakeOut.
Places all over the world are prone to earthquakes, and it’s important to know what to do if one should occur. Many people either do not know what to do during an earthquake, or they have received false or misleading information on what to do to stay safe. The Great ShakeOut aims to spread awareness of the best way to stay safe in an earthquake.
To reduce your chances of being seriously injured during an earthquake:
People all over the nation are partaking in this national day of awareness to promote public health and safety. Visit ShakeOut.org to register for the event. You can register as an individual, as a family, or as a business or organization.
Knowing what to do during an earthquake can save your life. However, there are some other things you can do to ensure you and your family stay safe.
For all your emergency preparedness needs, you can count on Mountain House to have your back. Our meals can be made with boiling— or, in a pinch, cold water — in minutes and provide you and your family with the proper nutrition to power through the aftermath of an earthquake. Stock up on our emergency food kits today, and ensure you’re always prepared by participating in the Great ShakeOut on Thursday, October 18!