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Stories From The California ShakeOut

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Ruth Thomley 2014
"I will stay away from windows, and hide under the kitchen table. When shaking stops,I will proceed outside if necessary. I live in a two sto..." Read more...


Ronald Terrell 2014 (Teacher - Compton Unified )
"This was a successful event. My classroom and the entire school participated. The students were mindful of the seriousness of the event. St..." Read more...


Emily Morris 2014 (Project Engineer - Taylor & Syfan Consulting Engineers, Inc)
"Our office and the construction company visiting for a meeting participated by taking cover under desks and the conference table and then ev..." Read more...


Kathleen Reynolds 2014 (Office Manager / Program Manager - Stantec Consulting)
"We are pleased to have completed our first earthquake drill. Safety is of paramount importance in our company, and it was a very good oppor..." Read more...



"The Vanguard University Campus Public Safety department along with the university communications department conducted a series of test invol..." Read more...


Tess Luna 2014
"We work in a loft with skylights and glass looking down to the first floor. I review with the employees upstairs, to talk about our plan du..." Read more...


Louise Rangel 2014 (Safety Coordinator - University of California-ANR)
"OUR SITE ENCOMPASSES 27 ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS, BARNS AND A LARGE 2 STORY HOUSE USED FOR OFFICES. AT THE SOUND OF THE ALARM WHICH IS AN..." Read more...


Larry Trotter 2014 (PARC Secretary/ARES Emergency Co-ordinator - Amateur Radio Emergency Services)
"On 16 October 2014 at 1016 hours, and Emergency Radio Net was opened on our local repeater at 145.470 Mhz. in Plumas County, CA. A brief syn..." Read more...


Peggy Rourke-Nichols 2014
"It was just me this year.It was part of re-adjusting my family quake plan. I ducked and covered under the strongest table we have.The cat wa..." Read more...


June Brown 2014 (Regional Safety Manager - OHL)
"OHL - California Region participated for the 6th year. Thirteen warehouses with a total of over 1800 employees practiced "Drop, Cover & Hol..." Read more...






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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!