Residents of the Central U.S. must get better prepared before the next big earthquake, and practice how to protect ourselves when it happens. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.
There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to participate in the ShakeOut, to get prepared for earthquakes, and to share what you're doing with others so they can do the same. The links below have customized ideas for what you or your organization can do. Scroll down for basic instructions on how to plan your drill and get prepared.
Custom information for each category (PDF)
Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)
NEW! Benefits to Participating Businesses (PDF)
NEW! Options for Government Agency Participation and Outreach (PDF)
NEW! College Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources
Drill Manuals, Multimedia, Flyers, and many other resources are available for your use
Between now and October 20, 2016:
October 20, 10:20 a.m.:
What we do now, before the earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like after.