Get ready to ShakeOut! On Oct. 20 at 10:20 a.m., participate in the 2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill by practicing DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON.
Practice what to do when an earthquake strikes, and once the shaking stops. ShakeOut BC is a timely reminder for everyone to learn the risks, get prepared, and make a plan in the event of an earthquake.
Start by developing an emergency preparedness plan and update your emergency supplies with essential items you may need if there is no power or tap water. Consider a safe location to reunite with your family and loved ones. Phone and internet may not be available, so it is essential to your state of mind to have a plan for everyone to follow, if a disaster hits.
If you are registered for UBC Alert, you will receive a text message on Oct. 20, announcing the start of ShakeOut. UBC Alert is an important part of maintaining safety and security during an emergency on campus. Register and verify your information on rms.ubc.ca/ubc/alert today.
We all have a role in making our campuses safe. Be pro-active, and learn more about earthquake preparedness at rms.ubc.ca/seismic.