The Great Shakeout
"The Great California ShakeOut began in 2008, as the Great Southern California ShakeOut, an effort to educate the public about emergency management during a large earthquake. It was the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history at the time with a total of 5.4 million participants spanning eight counties in the southern part of the state.
"In 2009, the ShakeOut expanded to include the entire state of California - all 58 counties, divided into 11 areas. More than 6.9 million Californians participated, practicing DROP, COVER and HOLD ON and other aspects of family, school and organizational emergency plans." (Taken from The Great ShakeOut Website - http://www.shakeout.org/history/
) Now over 8 million Californians participate in this event!
Riverside Community College District has participated in the Great ShakeOut drill since 2008. This website and the resources page at www.rccd.edu/Emergencyprep/
page will provide you with links to information you need to be better prepared for an earthquake. Use the time between now and the ShakeOut Drill, to get yourself, your family, your pets, your neighborhood and your workplace ready for the next earthquake and participate in the next Great California ShakeOut.
Multimedia Recordings and Presentations
PowerPoint: The Great ShakeOut: This is a PowerPoint presentation that you can use in your classroom or department meeting to discuss pertinent information with your students and staff.
PowerPoint Instructor Notes: The Great ShakeOut: These Instructor Notes include additional information about earthquakes and preparedness and can be used to enhance the Great ShakeOut PowerPoint presentation.