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Great Washington ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is October 18

 

On October 18, Snoqualmie Valley schools plan to participate in the 2018 Great Washington ShakeOut, joining millions of people worldwide in an earthquake drill. Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Our schools will be reinforcing and practicing these steps during their earthquake drills:

 

Earthquake Drill steps

 

For more information, please visit:  https://www.shakeout.org/washington/.

 

Experts in Washington State tell us it is not a matter of “if” but “when” an earthquake will strike our region. Will you and your family be ready?  Here are two helpful resources:

When an Earthquake Strikes