Practice Earthquake Preparedness with the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Santa Clarita Valley Signal | 10/11/2017 | Staff
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The recent earthquakes in Mexico are a sobering reminder of the kind of destruction an earthquake can quickly wreak. And like Mexico, California is prone to seismic activity. California has earthquake hazards throughout the state, from the southern San Andreas Fault to the northern Cascadia Subduction Zone. Given these circumstances, being prepared for earthquakes is a must when you live in the Golden State.

I’d like to encourage everyone in the Santa Clarita community to join The Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill held annually to prepare people to survive and recover quickly from major quakes.

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The City of Santa Clarita is participating in The Great California ShakeOut by hosting an earthquake drill at 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at all Santa Clarita Public Library branches located in Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia. During the drill, participants will be asked to drop, cover and hold on. For library locations, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.

For those of you that may not be able to attend the library-hosted drill, I encourage you to practice the following tips at home with your friends and family to stay safe when the earth shakes:

Drop - Cover - Hold

Drop, Cover and Hold On:

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