Making the most of the Great Washington ShakeOut

By Gordon Williams Washington is earthquake country, which makes October 21st a red-letter day if you live within the reaches of the American Red Cross Northwest Region. That’s the date of this year’s Great Washington ShakeOut and an estimated 1.1 million residents of Washington and northern Idaho will spend time practicing the skills needed to … Continue reading Making the most of the Great Washington ShakeOut

Learn earthquake survival skills from the Washington ShakeOut

By Gordon Williams  The Great Washington ShakeOut for 2020 is set for 1015 on 1015 (10:15 a.m. on October 15). Goal of the ShakeOut is to get folks to practice the earthquake survival skills of dropping down, covering up and holding on. If you want a disaster prevention exercise totally appropriate for our times, this … Continue reading Learn earthquake survival skills from the Washington ShakeOut

Use the Great Shakeout to Quake-Proof your Life

By Gordon Williams Editors note: this story originally posted in October 2018. It has been updated to reflect the date of the 2019 Great Shake Out. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is set for Thursday, October 17, 2019. That’s the day when people the world over are supposed to stop what they are doing and … Continue reading Use the Great Shakeout to Quake-Proof your Life