Get ready to drop, cover and hold on

Great B.C. ShakeOut returns to educate people on earthquake preparedness

Once again, the Great B.C. ShakeOut drill will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.

Hundreds of thousands of British Columbians will take part in a dress rehearsal to practice how to “drop, cover, and hold on” in the event of a high-magnitude earthquake.

An opportunity to practice how to be safe during earthquakes, residents and businesses are encouraged to register at http://shakeoutbc.ca to be counted in the drill and to obtain resources and information.

The B.C. Shakeout website has a wealth of information about how to participate and most importantly, how to perform the Drop, Cover and Hold On — a quake-safe action designed to protect people from objects that can become projectiles during ground shaking.

— Submitted by the City of Parksville

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