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Loma Prieta Anniversary & ShakeOut Prep Rally

October 17, 2012, 11 am - 2 pm, Conference at Union Square

Event location:
Union Square
333 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108 (Map)

Contact Person:
Cynthia Shaw, American Red Cross, cynthia.shaw@redcross.org, (408) 666-6857


Summary:
Featuring a preparedness fair and the American Red Cross volunteer “flash dance,” demonstrating Drop, Cover, and Hold On! National and local leaders will come together in commemoration of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and in preparation for the 2012 Great California ShakeOut. A "Flash Drill," earthquake simulator and key guest speakers will make this a fun and exciting event!


Full Description:
Featuring a preparedness fair and the American Red Cross volunteer “flash dance,” demonstrating Drop, Cover, and Hold On! This event will promote earthquake preparedness through the commemoration of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake anniversary, celebrate the millions of Californians who make themselves safer by practicing how to protect themselves during earthquake shaking, and invite them to register for tomorrow’s ShakeOut and to take “one more step” to help California recover more quickly from the next big earthquake.

National and local leaders will come together to commemorate Loma Prieta and encourage ShakeOut participation the following day, October 18. A “Flash Drill” will take place in Union Square as American Red Cross volunteers demonstrate Drop Cover Hold and On drill. In addition, guest speakers will discuss the importance of earthquake safety and preparedness. Attendees can register for the ShakeOut on laptops and mobile devices at the event. Our partners in preparedness will distribute educational material to travelers and families. There will be an earthquake simulator to provide attendees with a live demonstration of an earthquake.

Location: Union Square, San Francisco, CA. Bordered by Powell (west), Stockton (east), Post (north) and Geary (east). Nearest BART station, Powell and Market
Parking: Park in Union Square Garage 333 Post Street, San Francisco (415) 397-0631 Entrance on Geary, between Powell & Stockton. Rates 3.50/hr, $32 maximum.




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The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!