Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill is Oct. 18

October 16, 2012

By Staff

October is Disaster Preparedness Month in Washington.

The observance also includes a statewide drop, cover and hold earthquake drill.

The drill, dubbed the Great Washington ShakeOut, is scheduled for 10:18 a.m. Oct. 18. The regional earthquake exercise includes participants in California, Idaho, Oregon and across the border in British Columbia.

The effort is designed to emphasize the importance of emergency preparedness at home, school and the workplace.

State officials hope the exercise involves more than 1 million participants in Washington.

Washington residents can register for the drill at

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