We’ve heard it before: practice, practice, practice! Good thing. When you don’t have time to think, your practice time will kick in and help keep you safe.

Martinez Area CERT is participating in the Great California Shake-Out tomorrow, October 17, 2019 at 10:17 am (10/17 at 10:17).

When the ground starts to shake, what do you do? If it involves a doorway, a triangle, or running – these are not earthquake-safe actions. What we do to prepare now, before the next big earthquake, will determine how well we can survive and recover.

In an earthquake, you may only have seconds to protect yourself before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you. Practice earthquake-safe actions at 10:17 am on October 17. Why? Because when the adrenaline kicks in, you may not act safely if you haven’t practiced the Drop, Cover, Hold On drill before that moment. Don’t wait until the shaking to practice earthquake safety with your community.

Invite everyone who matters to you to register and ShakeOut on October 17 at 10:17 am. Everyone is welcome to participate – individuals, families, businesses, schools, government agencies and organizations!

P.S. Are you interested in learning how the National Earthquake Information Center works? Check out this podcast.