The Great Oregon ShakeOut

Today at 10:18 a.m. thousands of Oregonians will participate in the "Great Oregon ShakeOut."

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 9:19 AM

Are you ready for the big one?


Today at 10:18 a.m. around 560,000 Oregonians are registered to participate in the nation’s largest earthquake drill, the "Great Oregon ShakeOut."


During the drill people all across the nation will practice how to drop, cover, and hold on in the case of an earthquake. Emergency officials say the drill is a great way to be prepared, survive, and recover quickly after a major disaster.


“Earthquakes are just one of the natural hazards we face in Oregon,” says Althea Rizzo, geologic hazards awareness program coordinator at Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management. “We also experience winter storms, wildfires and flooding. Experience has shown that in the aftermath of large disasters - consider the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia or Hurricanes Maria and Florence – personal preparedness is critically important. The Great ShakeOut is a safe and fun way to practice what to do when seismic activity occurs.”


Governor Kate Brown put a new plan in place that is designed to help Oregonians prepare for and survive a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. The plan, known as "Resiliency 2025" outlines six strategies, including investing in more seismic upgrades at schools and other buildings. Governor Brown also wants to implement an early warning system by 2023.

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