Participate in the 2017 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill by practicing DROP! COVER! HOLD ON! Wait for the shaking to stop and count to 60 to allow time for debris to fall, before moving. If you’re outside, stay outside. If you’re inside, stay inside, unless there is a fire or the building is in danger of collapsing. If you’re in a moving vehicle, stop in a clear area, away from falling debris, and stay inside the vehicle. ShakeOut BC is a timely annual reminder for everyone to learn the risks, get prepared, and make a plan in the event of an earthquake.
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 supplieswith 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.
To help the campus community prepare for an earthquake the University is participating in the province-wide ShakeOut BC earthquake preparedness exercise on Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. to Drop, Cover and Hold on.
Practicing what to do in an earthquake helps you be ready to react quickly, as does knowing what to do afterwards.
If you’ve registered for UBC Alert, you’ll receive a text message at 10.15 a.m. – this alert will clearly state that this is a drill. UBC Alert is an important part of maintaining safety and security during an emergency so it is important that your phone number is up to date in Self-Service: log onto www.msp.ubc.ca to make sure your information is correct.