ShakeOut – Earthquake drill in two weeks

Oct 1, 2020
Written by wpengine

While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing is for sure: the annual ShakeOut earthquake drill is still happening this year! If you are working from home, have you prepared for earthquakes with proper supplies and practice?

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “drop, cover and hold on” on October 15 in a worldwide earthquake drill simulation. This drill is to remind us that we in Washington State live in areas susceptible to earthquakes and need to be ready.

Click here to register your company for the drill. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to prepare your company and employees for the earthquake drill. Click here to review recent seismic activity in the Northwest.

Washington Retail urges members to register and participate. Analysis of disasters shows that companies can increase their odds of surviving an earthquake through better safety preparation.

The state Emergency Management Division offers several useful links for additional information.

Rick Means, WR’s Director of Safety and Education, will be reviewing the drills with the WR office staff. WR will be participating in the event this year. You can contact Rick at 360-200-6454 or [email protected] for help with drawing up safety plans or with topics for safety meetings.