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Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
Thursday October 18th, 2018 :: 10:00 a.m. PDT


This is an earthquake drill. Right now, DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON.

This is the Great ShakeOut. You are participating in the largest earthquake safety drill in U.S. history. Practice now so you can protect yourself during a real earthquake.


This is an earthquake drill. Right now, DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON. (Unless you are driving!)

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand

·         If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter

·         If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)

·         Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs

HOLD ON until shaking stops

·         Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts

·         No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

Now look around. What objects might fall or be thrown at you during an earthquake, that you should secure in place now?

Finally, strong earthquakes may generate a tsunami or seiche. If you're near the beach during an earthquake, DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON, then walk quickly to high ground when the shaking stops.

This drill is over. Visit for simple steps to help you survive and recover from a major earthquake, including how to secure your space. Thank you for taking part in ShakeOut!

Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
1220 Martin St
Lakeport, CA 95453

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-263-2690

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