Prepare for global earthquake drill

  • Tue Sep 5th, 2017 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management

The 2017 Great Washington Shakeout Drill is coming soon. On Oct. 19, islanders can join thousands of Washingtonians and millions of people around the globe to participate in this community awareness earthquake drill. At 10:19 a.m. participants will “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

Register at and participants will receive Shakeout Drill news and preparedness information.

Participating in the Shakeout Drill is a great way to build earthquake awareness and disaster resilience in the islands. After a major earthquake, the islands would most likely be isolated for an extended period of time. Start or build on your preparedness today by signing up for this drill, and then check the home and neighborhood preparedness information at the DEM website at

Contact the DEM office for more information at 370-0587 or email