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City of Artesia will be participating in the Great California Shake Out Drill this week. The Shake Out Drill is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2015.
This means that wherever you are at that moment, you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds. There will not be any street closures, power outages, or other simulated effects of the hypothetical earthquake during this Drill.
The ShakeOut is not something you need to leave work to participate in – in fact, participating at work is encouraged. The idea is, if we practice now, then, when an earthquake actually occurs, we will take the correct action by automatically dropping to the ground, taking cover and holding on. On October 15, 2015 at 10:15 a.m., City staff will join millions of others by participating in the Shakeout Drill. All employees in all City facilities and in the field will stop and react accordingly. Customers visiting City buildings during the drill will be directed to take the same action.
The main goal of this Drill is to get you prepared for major earthquakes, so use the ShakeOut as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. V=Please visit http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/seven_steps.html for tips on how to prepare, protect, and recover.