Friday, October 7, 2022

It’s time for the 2018 Great Southeast ShakeOut

The Great SouthEast Shakeout is a regional opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes, according to shakeout.org.

They say most of the southeast is prone to earthquakes and they want everyone to be as prepared as possible.

On Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover and Hold On during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

In 2017 in Virginia there were 1,043,889 participants, according to their website.

So far there are 694,238 participants in Virginia and more than 1.2 million in the Southeast registered this year.

To register for the Southeast Shakeout, click here.

For more information about the Great ShakeOut, click here.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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