The ShakeOut BC drill is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2015. This means that wherever you are at that moment - at home, at work, at school, anywhere - you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds. There will not be any highway closures, power outages, or other simulated effects of the hypothetical earthquake, unless your local government or utility company specifically notifies you about something of this nature.
ShakeOut BC is not something you need to leave work to participate in - in fact, participating at work is encouraged! The University of the Fraser Valley has registered in the Post Secondary category so on October 15th at 10:15 am Drop, Cover and Hold on.
The main goal of ShakeOut BC is to get British Columbians prepared for major earthquakes, so use the ShakeOut BC drill as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.
Visit www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/Directory_Earthquakes.pdf for tips on what to do.
Anyone in British Columbia can participate, from a single individual at their home to a Post Secondary Institution like UFV. Talk to your co-workers, neighbours and friends about ShakeOut BC and encourage their participation.
Sign up for free at www.shakeoutbc.ca/register to be counted in the ShakeOut BC Drill.